Changing for the better

In both speeches by bill de blasio and joe lhota, they both portray that they care about New York City and want to make it a better and safer place to live. When de blasios speech began he started with how he loved Brooklyn, which was where his speech was said. He spoke about 9/11 which was smart because he showed his sympathy towards those who were lost that day and also brought everyone’s emotions to the surface. He explained how on that day many helped each other and that’s what he wants New York City to become again. A place when people help each other. He says that New York is a “tale of two cities”. We have the wealthy; those who’s life couldn’t get any better. Then we have nearly half the city who’s at or very close to the poverty line. De blasio explains how New Yorkers and made to think big and so great things so why settle for less. Wealthy people have problems paying a few extra dollars in taxes not knowing that’s those few dollars help fund school programs.

Joe lhota is a little different from de blasio in the way that he doesn’t care about New Yorkers as much and de blasio expressed he did. He wants New York to become better in all ways possible and to do that we have to come together or in others words become united at one! He says that they are 4 things that can bring us to victory, 1. Issues 2. Visions 3. Experiences and 4. Principles. Lhota believes in the term stop and frisk, but not knowing that people may think he supports racial profiling since most stop and frisk are done on African Americans. Lhota feels that this is the main way that safety can be assured. When really this is not the only way their are others. What stop and frisk is causing is for many people to resent Nypd.

Both candidates expressed the importance of family and how each hot their families mean a lot to them. But they were different in many ways. De blasio showed more compassion in what he was saying and trying to prove in his speech while lhota wasn’t as compassionate as de blasio was. They both cared about New York City and wanted the best for the people. But they focused on different aspects. De blasio wanted us to become able to help each other like many did on 9/11. Lhota didn’t focus in past experiences but rather what he wanted to happen.