In his State of the City Address, New York mayor Bill de Blasio laid out his governing philosophy succinctly:
Here’s the truth, brothers and sisters, there’s plenty of money in the world. Plenty of money in this city. It’s just in the wrong hands!
The money, of course, is in the hands of those who earned it. In de Blasio’s view, people who earn too much are “the wrong hands.”
In the speech itself and in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” he elaborated:
the wealthy have too much money because they aren’t taxed enough.