Gov. Cuomo’s Plea To Rich New Yorkers Is More About The Electoral College Than Tax Dollars
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo practically begged wealthy New York residents that fled the city during the pandemic to return to the city.
“I literally talk to people all day long who are now in their Hamptons house who also lived here, or in their Hudson Valley house, or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, ‘You got to come back! We’ll go to dinner! I’ll buy you a drink! Come over, I’ll cook!’” Cuomo said during a Monday press conference.
“They’re not coming back right now. And you know what else they’re thinking? ‘If I stay there, I’ll pay a lower income tax,’ because they don’t pay the New York City surcharge,” he added.
Currently, the state of New York is facing a $30 billion deficit and Republicans have already declared they aren’t planning on bailing out states.
However, Cuomo’s plea is not just about tax dollar revenue it’s about the electoral college.
Mayor Bill de Blasio posted that only 54.8% of New Yorkers filled out the Census which would mean, “could lose HALF our funding, that means we could lose TWO representatives.”
That’s how many New Yorkers have filled out the Census.
• That means we could lose HALF our funding.
• That means we could lose TWO representatives.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 6, 2020
That would also mean New York would lose two votes in the electoral college.
wow NYC will also lose 2 electoral votes https://t.co/hVBFfyHsYR
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 6, 2020
But why would New Yorkers want to return to the city that de Blasio is running into the ground.
New York City is planning on cutting $ 1 billion from the NYPD’s budget and crime has risen 286% from last year.
According to the New York Post Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhoods haven’t been spared from the spike in violence.
The Post reports:
Greenwich Village’s 6th Precinct tied the Rockaways’ grimy 100th Precinct for the city’s biggest year-to-date overall crime spike.
“We are the new 42nd Street before it was cleaned up. All of those problems came here,” lamented Robert Ziegler, 48, the co-owner of the Boots & Saddle bar on Christopher Street.
“I’ve been here for 15 years, and this last four or five years is the worst I thought I’d ever see it.
“But these past few months, it’s gotten worse.”
The West Village is also seeing a spike in crime and members of the community are furious.
“It’s a crying shame, because this is one of the highest-rent neighborhoods in the city,” said Ziegler, who is part of the West Village Coalition to stop violence. “To have a crime rate comparable to the Rockaways, it’s just disgusting.”
So why would New Yorkers want to come back?
Democrat policies have run New York City into the ground and now they are about to pay a steep price.