Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
Bill de Blasio’s fight-for-the-little-guy platform includes higher taxes on New Yorkers earning over half a million dollars a year, ending tax breaks for corporations, and spending more on social programs. So: is big business scared?
Kathy Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, says some people in business are troubled by his proposals on taxes, but many are ready to get to know him better. After all, she said, "Most of the people in the business world do not know Bill de Blasio except from his public presentation."
But others say that his proposed income tax hike on the wealthy might drive business owners and others out of the city.