Authoritarian and communist mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio got upset that a Domino’s pizza chain was selling $30 pizzas on New Year’s Eve. However, he got schooled and received an important lesson on the finite and most basic of economic laws: supply and demand.
De Blasio called out the company in a tweet on Wednesday, outraged about its New Year’s Eve prices for those celebrating the holiday in Times Square, and encouraging New Yorkers to ditch the corporate franchise for local eateries. According to his tweet, the mayor doesn’t understand basic economics:
Jacking up your prices on people trying to celebrate the holidays? Classy, @dominos.
To the thousands who came to Times Square last night to ring in 2020, I’m sorry this corporate chain exploited you — stick it to them by patronizing one of our fantastic LOCAL pizzerias. pic.twitter.com/rO6I9oYIku
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) January 1, 2020
But de Blasio’s tweet was met with an education from other Twitter users who do understand basic economics.
It isn’t difficult to figure out that de Blasio’s communist feelings were hurt by the free market working as it should.
And if the $30 was too expensive then nobody would have bought it. The market worked perfectly here, people who really wanted pizza got it despite the chaos of NYE in Times Square
— The Safest Space (@TheSafestSpace) January 1, 2020
Fox Business’s libertarian stalwart John Stossel also took a slice out of de Blasio, slamming the mayor’s extravagant spending of city tax dollars, while others sought to impart a lesson in basic economics:
De Blasio spends billions forcibly taken from taxpayers, but complains when people voluntarily pay extra for pizzas.
— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) January 1, 2020
We in strange and authoritarian times. Times where it’s ok to steal as much money from the public as possible through every type of tax (legalized theft) imaginable, but where it’s bad to voluntarily spend your own money on what you want on New Year’s Eve. Welcome to Amerika.