New York Taxing Out-of-State COVID-19 Healthcare Workers

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New York Taxing Out-of-State Healthcare Workers"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."

Here is the PIX11 news story citing Mario Cuomo saying he will collect income tax from out-of-state COVID-19 healthcare workers.

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 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 point)



Posted  May 6, 2020