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  •  Stop putting luxury condos in middle class areas (2+ / 0-)
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    merrywidow, ChuckChuckerson

    Keep them confined to midtown, Wall St., CP and the water. Build more middle class housing, especially in the boroughs. Extend the subways and put in street cars and trolleys. The rich will always have places to live.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 07:07:12 AM PDT

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    •  Stop building ANY millionaire housing until---- (0+ / 0-)

      Stop building ANY millionaire housing in ANY place UNTIL the poor actually HAVE places to live.

      I really cannot see a "Poor Door" policy being upheld.  

      This would--and should--bring out EVERY ACLU and similar lawyer with bells on.

      Discrimination;  ghetto-ization and racisim woulgne d be the first things to be argued.

      And I don't know that much about DiBlasio but--how exactly IS the guy a "racist" if his WIFE---an extremely prominent part of his leadership team AND his two bi-racial KIDS are----ya know---BLACK??????

      Seriously?  

      •  I don't see how any of that would be lawful (0+ / 0-)

        Not allowing rich people to build housing? Not allowing there to be separate entrances to adjacent buildings? Where's the constitutional violation there? There is no equal protection in this arena. All the more seeing as the first contradicts the second--if you protect one class you protect all classes.

        I agree that the optics is bad, but if it's an effective way to build more housing for the non-rich in a city that sorely lacks it, I don't think it's worth opposing. Where on earth do rich people live in the same housing as non-rich people?

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 09:47:30 PM PDT

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      •  However, I would support higher property taxes (0+ / 0-)

        on luxury housing, earmarked for non-luxury housing. It's progressive, and very few rich people will leave one of the most desirable places on earth for working rich people to live because of it. All that scare talk about rich flight is sheer nonsense. They're never going to leave.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 09:49:47 PM PDT

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