Democrat New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that he would have to begin to furlough or lay off essential New York City employees if the city does not receive federal stimulus funds to fill budget deficits caused by the coronavirus.
“Right now what I’m staring down the barrel of, and cities and states all over the country, people are either acting on furloughs and layoffs or preparing for furloughs or layoffs of the exact people who have been the heroes in this crisis who we should be celebrating and supporting — first responders, the health care workers, the educators,” de Blasio said on CNN’s New Day.
De Blasio just said on CNN that New York cannot open because it has no money to do so. That is the first direct call for the federal government to actually fund the operation of major cities. He is talking about roughly $7 billion and suggesting that NYC simply cannot reopen...— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 6, 2020
..DeBlasio's suggestion to simply wipe out his city's debt by printing more money is chilling. "Print baby print" is the siren's call that led to economic disasters from the Weimar Republic to Venezuela. It is an invitation to runaway inflation like blowing a dam to put out fires— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 6, 2020
...Before we spend or print our way into a shell-based currency or a barter economy, we may want to at least explore the economic implications. We might also want to consider the need to open this economy with reasonable protections for businesses. https://t.co/mE4Kz3qlsQ— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) May 6, 2020
In an embarrassing rebuke, Mayor @RudyGiuliani eviscerates @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio for his lack of leadership, and weak and failed management that’s destroying NYC. Mayor de Blasio... stop blaming @NYGovCuomo and President @realDonaldTrump and do your job! https://t.co/nOvpwwNmKo— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) May 6, 2020
Mayor de Blasio opposed legislation to allow 1000s to live in vacant hotel rooms for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. Claimed price tag too hefty, even though feds offered him money. Instead he's spending millions sending 1000 of cops to attack them.https://t.co/lVcEM1GJxh— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) May 6, 2020
New York was out of money before the pandemic. De Blasio and his wife have wasted millions of taxpayer dollars on the totally ineffective ThriveNYC programs. This entire crisis in New York is thanks to the state’s incompetent leadership. https://t.co/OMtudqOnBn— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) May 6, 2020
New York, the epicenter of our coronavirus crisis with more than one-third of all cases nationally, is actually TAXING out-of-state healthcare workers who came to help the Empire State during its time of need.— Rep. Ralph Norman (@RepRalphNorman) May 6, 2020
This is wrong.https://t.co/vO0xwKZ9or
Thousands of medical professionals who flocked to help fight coronavirus in NYC may have to pay state income taxes in New York.— KUTV2news (@KUTV2News) May 6, 2020
"We're not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.https://t.co/MDHoZZAZli
Health care workers that came to New York to help with the country's most severe coronavirus outbreak will have to pay state taxes, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. https://t.co/oU0PJb7Qvh— 7 Eyewitness News (@WKBW) May 6, 2020