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Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:54 AM

Cuomo rips Moscow Mitch a new one

in this morning's press briefing.

Reporter asked Cuomo about Moscow Mitch's recommendation that states file bankruptcy instead of Congress allocating federal assistance money to them. Moscow Mitch proposed saving the national economy instead of "bailing out blue states."

Cuomo said such petty-minded partisanship was appalling in a national and international emergency. Cuomo said he does not operste that way or even think that way as NY governor. "I am governor of all the people in NY, whether they are Democrats, Republicans, or Independents." He said he expected a representaive of a federal body (Congress) to have the entire nation's interest at heart, not just one political party.

Cuomo explained that the states hit hardest by the coronavirus are predominantly Democratic, e.g. NY, CA, IL, MI. So, he said, the Moscow Mitch suggestion that they file bankruptcy and that Congress should refuse them aid is the same as saying that it is ok for people in those states to die because they are Democrats. What kind of person even thinks that way? We are all in this together. Republicans are dying, too. Viruses don't have political preferences.

Then Cuomo pointed out some hard reality facts and called the Moscow Mitch suggestion "just plain dumb" and one of the dumbest ideas he has heard regarding the crisis.

"Imagine what would happen to the national economy if NY filed bankruptcy. Now add Illinois, Michigan, and California and you'll see the entire US economy sink, everywhere."

Then Cuomo gave specific figures (did not write them down) showing that NY revenues sent to DC amount to far more than NY receives in return. The numbers he quoted were in the billions. But Kentucky is not a "donor state" on the national scene because it receives billions more than it contributes nationally. Therefore, NY keeps KY functioning. If NY files bankruptcy because Congress refuses emergency aid, then KY will sink, too, because KY needs NY to stay in business.

So Moscow Mitch shoots himself and his own state in the foot when he promotes abandoning states in trouble and telling them to file bankruptcy instead of assisting them in an emergency.





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wnylib Apr 2020 OP
grumpyduck Apr 2020 #1
True Blue American Apr 2020 #2
FarPoint Apr 2020 #3
wnylib Apr 2020 #5
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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:57 AM

1. Tell it like it is.

And hope you're not just singing t o the choir.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:04 PM

2. Mitch

Is a worst monster than Trump. He is also wiggling like a worm on a hook because Mnuchin and Pelosi are by passing him. He was much too ignorant not to realize what a strong leader in the House can do.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:18 PM

3. OMG...I adore Governor Cuomo....

He must become the VP Pick....make it so ..

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 03:21 PM

5. Yeah, he's become America's governor

in this crisis. Newsom is doing pretty well in California, too.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:43 PM

4. Cuomo is right on. However,

Convoluted points escape Republicans.

I don’t even Mitch’s wife dying of the virus would change his ideology.

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