Visions of Well-Being in NYC Mayoral Revision

In Gowanus, Brooklyn Bill De Blasio gives his victory speech¬† and explains the things that he wants to change and improve.¬†Before De Blasio gives his speech his daughter, Chiara, introduces him. When he comes on stage he thanks¬†his family¬†and everyone who has been working with him during his campaign.¬†Then he¬†begins¬†to say that due to 9/11 the affordability¬†of houses has dropped significantly and expensive homes are being built in place of hospitals. He also addressed the issue of the stop and frisk policy that¬†some police officers have been following also known as racial profiling and¬† hurts our communities. Lastly he goes on to say that we are New Yorkers and we strive to live the best way possible and¬†some people may call us crazy and selfish to¬†want to do so.De Blasio states,” And there are those who said our ambition for this city is too bold. That we’re asking of the wealthier New Yorkers too much.”(14:41-14:53) He explains that we aren’t asking for too much and our ambition isn’t too high because we are New Yorkers and “thinking big isn’t new to us.”(15:33-15:37

Bill De Blasio’s goal of happiness is to make life better for New Yorkers. He spoke about these luxury homes being built in place¬† for hospitals. If this continues to happen a lot of people are going to die because they are not going to get the proper care they need when sick or battling a disease. The affordability of houses has gone down and as a result, there are a few people who can actually¬† buy these houses, in turn forcing people to live¬†in shelters or elsewhere.¬†Racial profiling should not be something that is¬†happening like De Blasio stated nor should¬† it be looked at as being ¬†normal.¬†De Blasio wants us all to live comfortably and be happy and content¬†with our lives.

Joe Lhota’s Speech is given in Midtown, Manhattan. He thanks his family, friends¬†all the people who have been supporting him through the campaign.He then goes on to say that¬†they need to unify and strengthen their party so that they can improve their communities or anything they want to change for the better. “Now is the time for our party to come together and unite for the common good.”(2:55-3-05) He also acknowledges why he wins and lists¬†four things, “issues, visions, principles,¬†and experiences”(3:29-3:34). He says that he focuses mainly on the issues of the people and commits himself to trying to better the people’s circumstances, no matter how big or small. He also explains that New York is a city where anything is possible and he wants to give everyone the same opportunities he had growing up like furthering their education after high school by going to college.for instance. He¬†also elaborates on how we need to keep our city safe and says that will only happen if we support and trust in the police.

Joe Lhota’s view of happiness for New Yorkers¬† is to keep us safe and to¬†provide for¬†us the different opportunities and privileges that we should be entitled to, like being able to go to college. To help entrepreneurs create new businesses he wants to cut some of the taxes that we have to pay so this can happen.

Bill De Blasio,a democrat and Joe Lhota, a republican¬†have different and similar¬†ideas of what they believe¬†they need to accomplish to make life better for New Yorkers.¬†¬†In De Blasio’s speech he not only thanks everyone who assisted him during the campaign but also readdresses some of the issues New Yorkers have been having. Joe Lhota’s also thanks his family, friends and others who helped him through he campaign process.¬† Joe Lhota wants the stop and frisk policy to continue because he believes it’ll help make New York safer, while Bill De Blasio expresses his¬† concern about how this can negatively affect our city. Like De Blasio, Lhota also wants to make it easier for people to live here by making houses more affordable and to improve our schools. Lhota also speaks about wanting to expand charter schools and wanting us to be more active members of our society.


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