'This Is the Worst It's Been': Francis Takes Aim at De Blasio's Push for Wealth Redistribution
NYC mayor pushes health care for illegals.
On "Outnumbered" Friday, Melissa Francis took aim at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's progressive policy ideas.
In his State of the City address on Thursday, de Blasio proposed wealth redistribution, saying, “Brothers and sisters, there’s plenty of money in the world. There’s plenty of money in this city. It’s just in the wrong hands.”
He also proposed addressing income inequality by seizing buildings from bad landlords, expanding the Department of Consumer Affairs to include “worker protection” and offering medical care to all New York City residents, including illegal immigrants.
"Ugh, don't get me started," Francis said, revealing that more than 50 percent of her income goes to a tax of some kind.
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Despite that, she said New York City is filthier and plagued by more problems than at any point in her time living there.
"Since I've been here, this is the worst that it's been. And he's taking more and more of my money. And what the hell is he doing with it, because the city's a disaster," Francis said.
Juan Williams pushed back, arguing that de Blasio deserves credit for the city's rising population and Amazon's decision to build its second headquarters, known as HQ2, in Queens.
"And he's giving them a huge tax break," Francis fired back. "The mom and pop on the corner is going to pay more taxes for their business than Amazon. ... He's giving Amazon a huge break. That was so stupid."
Morgan Ortagus said she spoke to a small business owner in her neighborhood, and the woman revealed that she would have to cut employees' hours and hire less people at her restaurant because of the minimum wage hike.
"Yes, all of us are privileged to live in New York City, but these mom and pop businesses and restaurants, that's who's affected negatively by all of this."
Watch the "Outnumbered" discussion above.