De Blasio’s “Good Paying” Jobs

The Story

Two years ago, Mayor de Blasio announced a plan to create 100,000 “good-paying jobs” in New York. Unsurprisingly, no evidence exists to indicate that he has had any success in doing so. Economic development starts with improving the business climate; if de Blasio is serious about creating middle-class jobs, he’ll prioritize a lighter regulatory burden and lower taxes.

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Rules: Under de Blasio, the city has imposed industry-specific laws and regulations even more ambitious than the city’s labor unions had sought. Read more.

  2. Amazon: The mayor supported the Amazon deal, but his allies in government and organized labor mobilized in opposition and quashed it. Read more.

  3. Growth: De Blasio has a long record of misrepresenting job growth, especially in the outer boroughs. Read more.

“The notion that New York Works will create 100,000 good jobs has the feel of deceptive advertising.”

NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres

Twitter Take

The Past is Present

A Growth Package for New York By Raymond Keating (Spring 1992)

“If New York wishes to lead the nation in economic prosperity, it can no longer afford to lead the nation in taxation and government spending.”

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