In an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested Democrats should double down on progressive policies to better their political standing.
He said Democrats need to be more creative when addressing so-called income inequality by “attacking from enough angles” to “put money in the pockets of folks” with free child care, affordable housing, paid sick leave, raising minimum wage, and “creating a living wage program where government subsidizes employers.”
de Blasio said,”Pre-k does put money in the pockets of folks who don’t have to pay for child care and other options after school we’re doing the same reality. Building affordable housing addresses the number one expense in people’s lives. Giving people paid sick leave, raising minimum wage, creating a living wage program where government subsidizes employers,” he added, “You attack from enough angles, enough directions then it starts to add up to something. On top of that you go to Washington where you can make the real big changes. If you’re talking about having real regulation in the financial industry, The kinds of things that would be transcendent in this nation.”
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