The Daily Caller: “Twenty-one companies in New York City have announced they are laying off workers and many are closing due to “economic” reasons as Mayor Bill de Blasio’s focus has been on targeting a company because of its views on marriage.
As de Blasio encouraged a boycott of Chick-fil-a because he said the company has “anti-LGBT” views, many New Yorkers are facing pink slips in the months to come.
A review of Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications filed with the state Department of Labor by The Daily Caller show 21 companies in the past four weeks alone have announced layoffs. Some are even closing shop altogether. The notices show a majority of these companies cite “economic” as the reason behind their decision.”
Opinion: According to the New York Post, “In his mind [Mayor De Blasio] sliced and diced 8 million New Yorkers into factions. Race and ethnicity here, class and geography there. It was always us against them, with “us” being anyone who had a grievance and supported him, while “them” were critics and supporters of others.
The police were a favorite target, Al Sharpton a favored friend. Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg was accused of running a plantation — a plantation! — at de Blasio’s inauguration, and the crass new mayor pronounced himself untroubled.
De Blasio fancies himself the leader of a national movement, and spends an inordinate amount of time out of the city spreading the news of his greatness. In one telling interview, he complained that people outside New York better understood him than did the benighted folk in the five boroughs.”
And, now, Comrade de Blasio has set his sites on Chick-fil-A. On Tuesday of this past week, the mayor encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A opening in the city, citing the company’s pro-traditional marriage views.
“What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong, “I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them,” he said, adding that “they do have a legal right.”
Mr. de Blasio’s comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in Queens.
“Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT,” Mr. Dromm said in a statement.
It must really chafe the mayor that the company plays Christian music on its internal sound system.