De Blasio: ‘There’s Plenty of Money in the World, It’s Just in the Wrong Hands’

Washington Free Beacon | 1/13/2019 | Jeffrey Cimmino
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BY: Jeffrey Cimmino

New York City Democratic mayor Bill de Blasio argued on behalf of policies that give back to the working people, such as guaranteed health care for all, during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. De Blasio also chastised moderate voices in the Democratic Party for not wanting to advance a bold agenda.

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked de Blasio about comments the mayor made during his State of the City speech earlier this week.

"Here’s the truth, brothers and sisters, there’s plenty of money in the world. Plenty of money in this city," the mayor said, flanked by screens with graphs of productivity outpacing compensation. "It’s just in the wrong hands!" de Blasio said.

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"Who decides whose hands are the right hands and whose hands are the wrong hands?" Tapper asked.

De Blasio argued there are millions of people who work one or two jobs and can barely make ends meet, and "get less and less back" because "the one percent really has rigged the system, including the recent tax law that gave a huge windfall to the corporations and the wealthy."

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"I said in the speech this has been an agenda from Reagan's administration right on through to Trump to take money from working people and give it to the one percent. So when I say there's plenty of money in this country, it's just in the wrong hands, it means to say we need policies that give back to working people. Like guaranteeing health care for all," de Blasio said.

Tapper pointed out that de Blasio's argument was based on the principle that "people have...
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