No wonder radio host and constitutional scholar Mark R. Levin calls him De Commio.
This goes to show you just how much the culture in America has taken serious hits and is on its heels, a marxist politician can become the mayor of a major city like New York, spout the most outrageous things and still feel safe about it afterwards.
….What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development.
….Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality….
What a jackass, but De Balsio is just mouthing the exact same thinking of the late Democrat segregationist President Woodrow Wilson (academic wonk), who loathed the US Constitution because of all the straitjackets on federal powers it contains.