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IS HE SERIOUS? Cuomo Says Men’s Team Should Get ‘PAID LESS’ Because Women Played ‘Better’

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.10.19

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo raised eyebrows across the country Wednesday during the Women’s Team Victory Parade; saying the men’s national team should get “paid less” because the female team played “better.”

#BREAKING: I just signed new pay equity legislation at the #USWNTParade. The women’s soccer team plays the same game that the men’s soccer players play — only better. If anything, the men should get paid less. Thank you

@USWNT for helping lead this movement for change!” posted Cuomo on social media.

The bizarre comments come just days after Cuomo changed New York law to give Congressional Democrats access to President Trump’s tax returns.

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that could allow lawmakers on Capitol Hill to obtain President Trump’s state tax returns, in what has been described as a ‘workaround’ after failed efforts by House Democrats to get the president’s federal returns,” reports Fox News.

“Previously, state tax returns had to remain private with an exception for law enforcement. The new bill — which could face a legal challenge in the future — adds an exception that says the state’s Commissioner of the Department of Taxation and Finance has to turn over information requested by the head of the House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, or Joint Committee on Taxation,” adds Fox.

“Tax secrecy is paramount — the exception being for bonafide investigative and law enforcement purposes,” Cuomo said in a statement. “By amending the law enforcement exception in New York State tax code to include Congressional tax-related committees, this bill gives Congress the ability to fulfill its Constitutional responsibilities, strengthen our democratic system and ensure that no one is above the law.”

DE BLASIO ROCKED: Firefighters, EMS Unions TRASH De Blasio over Pay Inequality Throughout NYC

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.10.19

Unions representing Big Apple firefighters and Emergency First Responders slammed Mayor Bill De Blasio Wednesday; saying the NYC leader was playing politics by calling for “pay equality” for the Women’s Soccer Team while failing to acknowledge the problem in his own administration.

“While Mayor de Blasio uses this victory parade to grab attention for his presidential run and advocate against pay inequality, the first responders of FDNY EMS are victims of that same inequity,” said a statement from the unions.

“The difference in salaries after five years is tens of thousands of dollars,” the statement added. “The women’s national team deserves equal pay, but so do the hardworking EMTs and paramedics who save lives routinely and who the mayor has ignored.”


De Blasio spoke during New York’s victory parade honoring the US Women’s Soccer Team following their World Cup victory.

“This team has shown an undeniable truth, an inalienable right, the equality of women must be guaranteed in this nation,” de Blasio said.

The mayor was hit with a similar complaint by the NYPD union after the Democratic debate.

“History repeats itself. @BilldeBlasio said he wants to bring cops and community together. Ask any cop on the street what impact his divisive rhetoric has had #DemDebate https://twitter.com/billdeblasio/status/1144068770249531392 …,” posted the official Twitter account of the New York City Police Benevolent Association.

“We’re working hard to get guns off the street @BilldeBlasio. You must have been too busy to go to the last Compsat meeting because SHOOTINGS ARE UP 9.7%. ‘Safest Big City’ in the country doesn’t feel that way to many especially in Brooklyn,” added the PBA.

“The hostile and dangerous environment we now face on the street is a direct result of demonization of cops by de Blasio and other elected officials,” concluded the statement.

Read the full report at The Hill. 

SOCCER SHOCKER: World Cup Star Megan Rapinoe PROTESTS as NYPD Officer Sings US Anthem

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.10.19

US Women’s Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe publicly protested the US national anthem during Wednesday’s victory parade in New York City; refusing to salute the flag as a member of the NYPD sang the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’

The controversial athlete unloaded on President Trump during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night; saying the Commander-in-Chief was excluding minorities and other groups with his ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.


“Protest is not comfortable, ever,” Rapinoe told Cooper. “It’s going to make people uncomfortable, it’s going to cause people to look inwards and question everything they thought that they knew.”

Watch Rapinoe during the US national anthem above.

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