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De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« on: November 15, 2013, 05:28:53 PM »
http://nypost.com/2013/11/15/de-blasio-ally-open-to-city-seizing-foreclosed-homes-from-banks/

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The most left-leaning candidate for City Council speaker says she would consider using eminent domain to seize homes that are in foreclosure from banks – a move that could leave taxpayers subsidizing the mortgages.

Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan/Bronx), a close ally of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, said she was open to the proposal when asked about it during a forum in Queens Thursday night featuring five main contenders in the race for speaker.

“The idea of using eminent domain in a reverse way… as a way of seizing those properties from the bank as a way of making those homes affordable for people that want to stay in their communities I think is something we should look at,” said Mark-Viverito, a top contender for the powerful role. “I think it’s innovative, it’s creative … nothing should be off the table.”


I wonder if most New Yorkers have a clue who they voted into office.


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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 05:29:21 PM »
The Ten Planks of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto
(and How Statists Implement Them)

    Abolition of private property rights (via high property taxes, restrictive zoning laws, "fair housing" edicts, environmental and "wetlands" regulations, UN Agenda 21, etc.)

    Institution of a heavily graduated income tax (by calling it "taxing the rich")

    Abolition of all rights of inheritance (through a confiscatory estate tax on "the rich")

    Confiscation of the property of enemies of the state (through lawless application of asset forfeiture and eminent domain)

    Centralization of credit into the hands of the state (Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, TARP, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, federal takeover of student loans, etc.)

    Centralization of the means of communication and transportation into the hands of the state (FCC, DOT, FEMA, NTSB, FAA, etc.).

    Consolidation and subjugation of all major industries to central government control (FDA, EPA, OSHA, ICC, HUD, NLRB, EEOC, DOE, TSA etc.)

    Mandatory labor union membership ("card check" to bypass employee consent, automatic withholding of union dues, forced unionization of health care workers, teachers, police, firefighters, etc.)

    Equitable redistribution of all wealth (TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, Community Reinvestment Act, etc.)

    Free public education (and food, housing, health care, cell phones, Internet access, etc.)


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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 06:02:39 PM »
Doctor Zhivago..... Exactly what they did in Russia...no one could have a large home when there was room for six or eight more families.
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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 06:34:21 PM »
Doctor Zhivago..... Exactly what they did in Russia...no one could have a large home when there was room for six or eight more families.

yep..."Occupy Moscow" before it was hip.....


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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 07:15:28 PM »
Exactly what they did in Russia...no one could have a large home when there was room for six or eight more families.

Ditto that in Communist China during the Cultural Revolution.
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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 10:04:10 PM »
flowers asks:
[[ I wonder if most New Yorkers have a clue who they voted into office. ]]

Why yes, I'm sure they do.

This is only the beginning. The incoming de Blasio administration may actually turn out to be more leftist than the Obama regime. And that's sayin' a lot.

By the end of four years, it may wake _some_ of the lefty loonies of New York City up.
But not all that many. I wouldn't be surprised to see de Blasio re-elected no matter what he does. Most NYC'ers would rather die or be disemboweled before they'd vote for "a Republican"...

Bloomberg was never a Republican -- he was actually a democrat who changed his party affiliation to run the first time...

Rudy was an anamoly, probably not to be repeated.

Too bad. The renaissance he brought to the city is already crumbling and corroding...

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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 07:34:39 AM »
Advice for the possible two people who have not:

Read Isaac Asimov's "The Caves of Steel." While he was never overtly political in his earlier work - for example you never know what the political structure in New York is, except the Mayor is powerful - he understood communism well and how it worked, and could see the end result better than most.

Besides, it is a bloody good book.
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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 07:39:47 AM »
Maybe something like this, and 4 more years of it (or whatever a NYC mayor's term is)  is what it will take for ultra hip, liberal New Yorkers to experience a real taste of real socialism being shoved down their throats. 

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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 07:45:01 AM »
I had an alternative plan with the foreclosed homes.  When the banks got bailed out, the homes should have bulldozed.  Why should they get paid twice?  It would have also maintained the price of homes already on the market, rather than collapse them.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: De Blasio ally open to city seizing foreclosed homes from banks
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 09:36:29 AM »


yah...it's about like that.......



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