Andrew Cuomo Begging Wealthy Former NYC Residents to Come Back to Violence-Prone City
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It’s obvious to many outside observers that Democrats have made a complete mess of New York – the state itself and, of course, New York City.
In the case of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, he’ll be remembered by millions of Americans as the moron who ordered nursing homes and eldercare facilities to take in COVID-19 patients, despite the fact that every immunologist worth his or her salt warned early on that disease had an outsized, deadly effect on older Americans.
In the case of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, his Marxist idealism has led to a complete disenfranchisement with the NYPD, resulting in post-George Floyd policies that have neutered cops and are resulting in dramatic double-digit increases in crime, shootings, and homicides.
Top all of this off with coronavirus-mandated shutdowns of ‘non-essential’ businesses coupled with already-sky-high taxes and it’s no wonder that hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers abandoned the Big Apple so fast you’d have thought their backsides were on fire.
Now, Cuomo – the tone-deaf hypocrite who has blamed all of his coronavirus failures on President Donald Trump – has been reduced to begging wealthy New Yorkers to return to the city because he needs their big, fat wallets to help reduce a yawning budgetary gap that both he and de Blasio made worse with their ignorant, politically-motivated policies.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is begging wealthy New Yorkers to return to the city to save it from economic ruin while fighting off calls from other lawmakers to raise their taxes, a move he fears could permanently drive the top 1 percent out of the city.
Thousands of New York City residents fled Manhattan and Brooklyn earlier this year when the city was the COVID-19 epicenter of the world.
Many flocked to their second homes in the Hamptons or upstate, while others rented or bought new properties, abandoning their expensive city apartments.
Now, six months on with no end to the national nightmare in sight, many are laying down permanent roots.
Fears of a renewed resurgence of the virus – and again, let’s never forget that New York City was the country’s COVID-19 epicenter for weeks – are also preventing rich New Yorkers from returning.
"I literally talk to people all day long who are in their Hamptons house who also lived here, or in their Hudson Valley house or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, 'You gotta come back, when are you coming back?'" Cuomo said, oblivious to his admission that he seems to have plenty of time in his day to talk to wealthy New Yorkers but not ordinary residents struggling to get by.
"'We'll go to dinner, I'll buy you a drink. Come over, I'll cook,'" he continued.
"They're not coming back right now. And you know what else they're thinking? If I stay there, I pay a lower income tax because they don't pay the New York City surcharge," Cuomo added.
That’s not all. Other Democratic lawmakers are already calling for new taxes on the wealthy, to close a budget gap they created.
Talk about tone-deaf.