WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) – The mayor of the nation’s largest city made a visit to the Cedar Valley today as he campaigns for the presidency.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to rescind what he calls major tax breaks for the wealthiest.
“People want to hear the truth, they know the federal government is on the side of the 1% not on the side of everyday people. It’s not supposed to be that way. My vision is the vision I put into place in the nation’s largest city, it’s put working people first, actually invest in working people, put money back into their hands,” said Mayor de Blasio.
The mayor also said he doesn’t see his urban roots as an obstacle in reaching Iowa voters.
“I spent some time with farmers in Greene County talking about the challenges they were facing. They sounded just like my constituents in New York, I didn’t hear anything different. Struggling to make end meets, feeling really insecure, feeling like the government isn’t on their side and the corporations laugh all the way to the bank,” said Mayor de Blasio.