MIGHT BE TIME TO GIVE NYC REPUBLICANS A CHANCE BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS HAVE MADE A MESS HERE

NYC needs major change and major change in it’s elected officials and the majority Democrats, many who claim to be liberal progressive, yet their actions are hardly progressive, I mean, look at Mayor Big Bird’s failed polices from homeless to quality of life issues to his AWFUL Vision Zero.

Great line in the below article by one of my favorites,  Errol Louis:

If the Republicans champion sensible solutions on schools, taxes and electoral reform, they’ll be well on their way to becoming a real alternative to the liberal group-think that often stops progressive New York from actually making progress.

Look at the heavy Democratic Machine in Queens, SE Queens and Jamaica. What a FUCKING MESS. Decades of democratic rule and what does this borough have to show for it: Garbage, homeless shelters on every other block in certain communities, drug treatments centers dropped in inappropriate places, hotels turned homeless shelter, garbage & litter everywhere, people relying on handouts, a borough for the most part that looks like a crappy third world country.

Dems have ruled Greater Jamaica Area, same folks like Smith, Meeks, Comrie, Spigner, Flake, Cook,  and look at what Jamaica is, pretty much a ghetto, oh, not in the BAD ghetto like parts of Detroit or Camden, NJ, but never-the-less a ghetto. Over a dozen of  homeless shelters, poor streets/sidewalks, a plethora of auto body shops that have taken over public streets & sidewalks and Royal Waste, that polluting, 24/7 truck congested mess that the Dems allowed to be placed in a community of color and in a residential area that adversely is detrimental to the health and well being of the residents. So tell me how liberal or progressive is that.

And no matter what one thought about Giuliani, at least the quality of life was 100 times better than under Mayor BIG BIRD, who seems to care less about hard working tax payers and more about homeless people (many not even from NY), illegal immigrants and BIG DEVELOPMENT.

And what is even more baffling, BIG BIRD will more than likely get a 2nd term due to a lack of competition. Hell in some little hick town in the middle of nowhere they would have more folks on the ballot for Mayor than supposedly the “greatest city in the world” (a BIG LIE).

And if Jamaica wants to really clean up it’s act, they would throw out all the dead weight for years and decades (Cook, Comrie, Meeks, etc) and infuse it with young blood and more diverse elected officials that actually represent the area.

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From The Daily News:

Republican ideas welcome in N.Y.C.

 

Nicole Malliotakis (r.)

(George McNish/George McNish)

The bid by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis for mayor — even if she loses — is the best thing to happen to New York Republicans in a long time. While President Trump and national Republicans continue a misguided campaign to intimidate immigrants and strip funding from cities, local party leaders have been trying to present a different face of Republicanism to a voting public growing younger and more diverse every day.

Malliotakis fits the bill. She is the daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Greece, and at age 36 counts as a millennial, winning acclaim in 2013 as one of the American Conservative Union’s “Top 10 Under 40.”

She’s a proven vote-getter, having unseated an incumbent, Democrat Janele Hyer-Spencer, in 2010 and easily winning comfortable re-election to the Assembly ever since.

And most importantly, she can argue conservative positions without sounding like an ideologue, and is ready to develop and champion viable, sensible urban policies that challenge liberal orthodoxy.

She’s not the only new Republican running. The charismatic Rev. Michel Faulkner of Harlem, a former NFL player, has scrapped his own mayoral bid to run for controller, and Republican circles are buzzing about the possibility of J.C. Polanco, a Dominican-American attorney from the Bronx, launching a bid for public advocate.

A Republican ticket of young black and Latino citywide candidates would cause double-takes in New York and beyond. More importantly, it would signal that the GOP is serious about being an opposition party offering realistic alternative ideas about transportation, the economy, schools, criminal justice and more.

“The mayor has a tendency of throwing money around. His answer to every problem is to just give more money and not exactly get to a solution,” Malliotakis told me shortly after announcing her run against Bill de Blasio. “I thought, someone needs to give him a hard time and try to prevent him from going back to City Hall. He doesn’t deserve another term.”

 On education, Malliotakis says de Blasio’s Renewal Schools program, which will have directed more than $700 million to struggling schools through 2018-19 — isn’t working.

“The money’s not getting to the classroom,” she claims. “It’s going to consultants, it’s going to contractors. Meanwhile, teachers are paying for their own supplies.”

Although Malliotakis voted to create the Universal Pre-K program that is a signature de Blasio program, she says the plan to extend pre-K to 3-year-olds is misguided. Instead, she says, the funds should go to expanding vocational skills training for high-school students.

“We don’t want people to be on minimum wage,” she says. “We want to take people off minimum wage so they’ll be less dependent on the government and be able to do something that gives them a skill for life.”

Faulkner has vowed to tackle the city’s convoluted, unfair property tax system, which gives huge financial advantages to owners of single-family homes in gentrifying neighborhoods but penalizes working-class homeowners and hits big commercial real estate owners especially hard.

Polanco, a former president of the city’s Board of Elections, has long championed reforms to make it easier to register and vote, including having voters check in using iPads to shorten lines on Election Day.

If the Republicans champion sensible solutions on schools, taxes and electoral reform, they’ll be well on their way to becoming a real alternative to the liberal group-think that often stops progressive New York from actually making progress.

The conservative Manhattan Institute’s recent Alexander Hamilton Awards dinner was a celebration of the organization’s past successes — and a reminder of how Republicans won control of New York, Los Angeles and other big cities in the 1990s and 2000s. Successful GOP candidates like Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg in New York, Richard Riordan in L.A. and Stephen Goldsmith in Indianapolis won Democratic votes by positioning themselves as urban mechanics interested in making agencies efficient and effective.

The crowning achievement was the institute’s championing of quality-of-life policing, which Giuliani adopted and used to break the back of New York’s crime wave.

A generation later, there’s no shortage of new issues that need urgent attention. The city’s infrastructure needs are growing. Our small businesses still struggle with too little financing and too much red tape.

Big transportation battles lie ahead, especially the inescapable need to toll the bridges, impose congestion pricing and curtail the number of official city vehicles clogging the streets.

If Republicans prove they can solve those and other problems, they’ll grow from a political afterthought to a force to be reckoned with.

Louis is political anchor of NY1 News.

 

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