New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faced a growing backlash from angry residents Wednesday after threatening new income tax hikes should the state fail to receive more federal aid to cope with a worsening budget deficit.
“If we don’t get funding from Washington, there will be an income tax increase,” Cuomo said during a radio interview. “The [budget] hole is so big that if we don’t get federal funding, you will have to increase taxes on the higher end, you’ll also have to cut services, you’ll also have to borrow and you’ll probably have to lay off. That’s the scale of this deficit.”
“If we go to the highest income tax bracket in the United States of America, OK, higher than California, which is now the highest – we’re the second highest – higher than California, maybe you make $1.5 billion, maybe you make $2 billion – you’re talking about a hole of $30 billion.”
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CUOMO EXPLODES: NY Gov Berates Reporter Over School Closures, Screams ‘YOU’RE CONFUSED!!’
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo exploded during his press briefing Wednesday; berating a reporter from the Wall Street Journal when asked to comment on New York City school closures.
“What are you talking about?” yelled Cuomo. “What are you talking about? We did it already! That’s the law! Follow the facts!”
“You’re confused. Parents are not confused, you’re confused! Read the law and you won’t be confused!” screamed the Governor.
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CUOMO EXPLODES: NY Gov Calls Police Who Refuse to Enforce Lockdown Rules ‘Dictators’
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled-down on his calls for strict CoVID regulations this Thanksgiving weekend; labeling local officials who refuse to comply with his orders as “dictators.”
“This is an emotional time, political time. Everybody has their own strongly held opinion. Right. You have a strongly held opinion that says, ‘COVID is all an overreaction. It’s a hoax. I’m not wearing a mask. I’m not following these rules.’ You have sheriffs upstate who have said, ‘I’m not going to enforce the law,’” Cuomo said during a press briefing.
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“I believe that law enforcement officer violates his or her constitutional duty. I don’t consider them a law enforcement officer. Because you don’t have the right to pick laws that you think you will enforce, and you don’t enforce laws that you don’t agree with. Right. That’s not a law enforcement officer. That’s a dictator,” he added.
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