Michael Schaus

Twenty one days into his administration New York City Mayor, Bill De Blasio, is already making Mike Bloomberg look good. And, let’s face it, when someone makes Bloomy look like a model of fairness and honesty, things are clearly pretty bad. In fact, this occurred so quickly after De Blasio’s inauguration, I’m beginning to think Bloomberg might have mastered a win for De Blasio in a last-ditch effort to procure a positive legacy for himself after he left office.

While Chris Christie faces criticism for his office closing a few lanes on the George Washington Bridge, the New York City Mayor might be embarking on his own politically motivated scandal. According to the New York Post, the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods are being deliberately left out in the cold during the current snowstorm that is sweeping the North East.

Apparently whole sections of the wealthy Upper East Side are being snubbed by the city’s snow plows, leaving the 1-percenters to contend with Mother Nature on their own. According to the NY Post:

“He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and life-long Upper East Side mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio. “By not plowing the Upper East Side, he is saying, ‘I’m not one of them.’”

Of course, something tells me Gracie Mansion is getting brushed off in the current storm.

There appears to be little (or zero) plows running between 59th and 79th Streets, and between Second and Fifth Avenues. Much to the horror of New Yorkers unlucky enough to have earned the scorn of America’s most progressive Mayor, they may now have to contend with nearly a foot of global warming snow without any aid from city workers. (Take that you capitalist pigs!)

The horror stories are already piling in:

“I can’t believe de Blasio could do this. He is putting everyone in danger,” said Barbara Tamerin, who was using ski poles to get around 81st Street and Lexington Avenue. “What is he thinking? We’re supposed to get up to a foot of snow and nobody on the Upper East Side is supposed to blink an eye? I can barely get around and I’m on snow shoes!”

Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership.

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