As New York State's pandemic was winding down, Governor Cuomo had a heartwarming message of thanks for the 21,000 volunteers who had traveled from around the country to help save lives.
Pay me. Now.
Men and women who had come to help, and had made the mistake of helping for more than two weeks, would now be liable for New York taxes, not just for the money that they earned in New York, but even back home. A paramedic from Wyoming whose employer gave him paid leave would have to pay New York taxes on his earnings to subsidize the corrupt administration of Cuomo and his Democrat cronies.
Even the families of men like Paul Cary, a Colorado firefighter paramedic who volunteered to come to New York to help save lives and died of the coronavirus, might be hit with a New York tax bill.
"We're not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit," the governor weaseled at one of his innumerable non-essential press conferences. "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."
Or, as Goodfellas put it, much more simply and more honestly, “Business bad? F__ you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? F__ you, pay me. Place got hit by lightning, huh? F__ you, pay me."
Pandemic? Come to New York to save lives? F__ you, pay Cuomo. Unless the Feds bail out New York.
Governor Cuomo was taking heroic volunteers from other states hostage to demand a federal bailout for one of the wealthiest states in the country. When the rest of the country refused to blink, the Democrat thug decided to escalate by taking cops and firefighters across his own state hostage.