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New York City Mayor de Blasio Will Not Attend Super Bowl Where 20-Ounce Bud Lite Costs $14.00

January 31, 2014

Though it is reported New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is an avid sports fan one thing is clear.  The populist politician will watch the game the same way most of his constituents will–in the comfort of their home.  Income inequality are more than mere words for this pol.

“I’m very excited that the NFL is hosting the Super Bowl in our area, and we’re working hard to be great hosts of the event,” de Blasio said in a statement Thursday. “I’ve enjoyed participating in all the festivities leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, but I’ve decided to watch the game on TV, just like the vast majority of New Yorkers.”

Elected officials are prohibited from accepting free tickets to the game and the requirement to pay — with face values ranging from $500 to $2,500 — can be difficult for those without deep pockets.

De Blasio is paid $225,000 a year and made $165,000 a year the last four years as the city’s elected public advocate.

De Blasio, who hails from a middle- to upper-middle class Brooklyn neighborhood, has joked about his lack of disposable income. He has one child in college and another who will be going in two years.

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