In view of the election of Bill de Blasio as mayor of New York City, I have one suggestion for all the municipal labor unions who endorsed this moribund liberal: strike on January 1, 2014, on the expired labor contracts, and see what happens?
Armed with the Taylor Law, a Leninist-inspired totalitarian modus operandi to stifle trade unionism, de Blasio will arrest the union leaders, and then grant mediocre salary concessions accompanied with forfeiture of other benefits. The unions will concede in backroom deals with City Hall, thus maintaining the bourgeois hegemony of the government itself in New York City.
Upon raising taxes on the private sector of the upper middle-class for his scheme to ameliorate a failed Department of Education and socio-economic inequality, if ever approved in Albany, the denizens of Wall Street will pack their luggage and move out of New York City.
The result will be the denouement of the "Tale of Two Cities," and a new "Tale of a Poor City," inhabited only by the unemployed, unemployables, and working and lower middle classes.
Liberalism is a failed ideology. In step with Obama and Cuomo, de Blasio won't create new wealth, he just intends to redistribute existing wealth by pilferage of private property, but in a quasi-Marxist mechanism preserving the class system with himself living as an aristocratic Limousine Liberal in Gracie Mansion.
Read George Orwell's Animal Farm to see how Liberal pigs run a totalitarian state.
Sayonara, New York City.
Joseph N. Manago