New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deflected criticism from his state’s massive budget deficit this week; bizarrely blaming the Trump administration for the region’s ballooning taxes and accusing Florida of stealing wealthy residents.
“This week the Governor of New York blamed budget shortfalls on the state of Florida,” writes CBS Miami. “He said New Yorkers are fleeing to the sunshine state to save big time on taxes.”
The Governor blamed the high taxes on President Trump’s recent overhaul of the outdated code, saying “Because [Trump] understands: You hurt New York, you hurt California, you’re hurting the economic engines of this nation.”
Cuomo made national headlines just days ago when he confirmed his state was facing a $2 billion budget gap after wealthy residents fled New York throughout 2018.
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