By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy
Even as New York City becomes increasingly unsafe, Mayor Bill de Blasio is focusing on spending $30 million of taxpayer money to remove former President Donald Trump’s name from all city property.
As Eric Trump put it, “New York is being overrun by crime and homelessness, and people are fleeing in record numbers, yet this mayor’s focus is using $30 million of taxpayer money to settle political scores.”
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After the Jan. 6 Capital riot, de Blasio said he would pull the Trump Organization’s longtime concession contracts to run the historic Central Park carousel, Wollman and Lasker skating rinks in the park, and the Trump Ferry Point Golf Course in the Bronx.
But kicking out the Trump Organization would have closed the two skating rinks six weeks early, creating an outcry from skaters and the decision was reversed, allowing the contract to run out instead, the New York Post reported.
The new rink operators raised rates, costing a family of four $109 …