(Liberty Bell) – If there’s one Democratic leader in this country who deserves to be fired from his job and tossed behind bars, it’s got to be New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. His poor decision making led to his state being the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the deaths of thousands upon thousands of elderly folks in nursing homes.
And yet, for some reason that cannot be explained, Cuomo is about to receive a nice little pay raise. How many people do you know can do so horrible at their job that people actually die because of it and still get a raise?
If that doesn’t scream Democrat corruption I don’t know what does.
According to the NY Post, Cuomo is set to receive an additional $25,000 in January 2021. But guess how deep in the hole his state’s budget currently is? The budget deficit is $63 billion, mostly tied to revenue losses experienced during the pandemic.
His current salary is $225,000 and will jump up to $250,000 on the first of January. This little bump in pay makes him the highest paid governor in the country. The same man responsible for the deaths of thousands of his constituents.
Here’s another kicker. The judges and 213 state legislators working in the Senate and Assembly weren’t given approval for their raises, which need to be approved by the Commission on Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Compensation. The reason? According to the commission, the state is too broke to pay them because of the coronavirus.
But they can pay the governor.
“We understand the potential for significant budget cuts may be necessary at the state executive level as well if the federal government does not enact additional funding to address the economic hardship caused by COVID-19,” the panel stated in a report released Monday night.
“Substantial additional state monies will be needed to deal with the pandemic, including providing face masks, virus tracking, contact tracing, enforcement efforts, and distribution of the hoped for new pandemic vaccine,” the panel added.
“Simply put the commissioners’ worst fears as articulated in the 2019 Report – a downturn in the state’s finances coupled with an inability to cover increased salary obligations – has unfortunately come to stark reality in the worst possible way,” the commission explained.
This is just plain ridiculous. None of them should be receiving a pay raise, especially the governor. Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus pandemic was one of the worst in the country. He literally killed people with his bad calls.
How can these folks justify giving him more money? The citizens of New York should be absolutely livid about this.
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