"On the way back to your home state, don't let
the door hit ya' where the good Lord split ya'. Oh, and we'll be sending you a tax
bill in appreciation for your selfless sacrifice in caring for our citizens." That
is basically the sentiment of New York's governor, who after literally begging out-of-state
healthcare workers to come to NY City amongst the Chinese COVID-19 breakout, has
declared that his financially mismanaged and cash-strapped state is going to collect
income tax from the aforementioned good Samaritans. Governor Andrew Cuomo stated,
"We're not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13
billion deficit. So there's a lot of good things I'd like to do, and if we get federal
funding, we can do, but it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at
a $13 billion deficit and say I'm gonna spend more money, when I can't even pay
the essential services."
I never did hear him request that the "extreme conservatives" which he said in
2014 were unwelcome in his state, not to bother showing up to help and
risk their lives for his sake. Don't believe
he said that? Here is the audio clip from the January 17, 2014 WCNY radio show
Capitol Press Room (begins at the 9:30 mark). It's been pulled from the station's
website, but I located it in the Archive.org records. The
Times Union website has a printed transcript of the conversation. This is
part of the reason New York's population is continually shrinking.
Governor Cuomo telling "extreme conservatives" they are not
welcome in New York. ("Capital Press Room" January 17, 2014, begins at the 9:30
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