For Immediate Release October 8, 2019 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @Twitter EMBOLDENED BY SOCIALIST CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: NEW CROP OF CANDIDATES RUN ON ANTI-CAPITALISM PLATFORM
Brooklyn, NY – Affordable housing is a problem for many who want to live in the greatest city in the United States, one that has thrived on capitalism. To quote Frank Sinatra, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”
The latest crop of candidates, emboldened by the press that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives, are embracing her socialism by calling for the purging of private ownership of apartment buildings as a way of alleviating the city’s affordable housing crisis, which will only get worse under the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection act of 2019” passed by the democratic controlled Houses and signed by Governor Cuomo on June 14, 2019.
Does Boris Santos, who is running as a democratic socialist for the NYS Assembly in Brooklyn not read the papers? Does he not understand the awful conditions that those who live in government-controlled housing – NYCHA – are forced to endure? No heat in the dead of winter; elevators that do not work and rodents who invade their apartments to just mention a few of the problems faced by tenants in government run housing.
The only way to solve the affordable housing problem is to allow entrepreneurs to invest in housing and let the free market work.
Boris Santos is pushing this idea with his new “squad” and their motto seems to be “…this power is anti-capitalist baby!”
To which we say, should these radicals be elected, New York City will become Caracas and what was once the pinnacle of the US, will become a nadir of despair.
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