This week we asked readers if they plan on voting for Mayor Bill de Blasio in the upcoming election and whether they believe his proposed millionaire’s tax would bring enough funds to overhaul the New York City transit system.
I can’t recall if I voted for him initially, but I don’t think I’d vote for him now because I feel he’s a little biased overall, even though his wife is a woman of color. I think he’s a biased person and I don’t think he does enough for the community. The tax would have to be substantial. But would the millionaires have a right to appeal the tax? Because if they can appeal it–and I know they will– it’s a moot point.
I don’t know if he’d get my vote; has he been good for us? I don’t feel like he’s done anything for the people. If he’s going to tax the rich and give it to the poor, then I’m with him. Everyone takes the subway and the city needs it to survive.
Yeah, I think I will vote for him again; he’s been a reasonable mayor. I think the tax is a great idea, but will it be enough? I don’t know, but I think it’s a good start. We have to do something.
Yes, I will vote for him again. To me he’s been doing a good job. Regarding the tax, I don’t think it’s going to be enough to fix the MTA because it’s become quite a big problem to fix it. But I do think it’s a good start. I also think the rich need to start getting used to giving a little more in taxes.
I may vote for him again; I think he’s done a fair job so far. I don’t think the tax will be enough. We’re going to need more than what that tax will raise, but it’s a good idea, a good start.