Mayor de Blasio Threatens to Do This If Trump Doesn’t Give Him A Bailout
If I didn’t know better I would think that Democrats are purposely trying to destroy America. But that’s just couldn’t be true, could it?
New York City has been devasted by the massive number of cases of the coronavirus. But honestly, it’s not just that which is wreaking havoc on the city.
We’ve also seen a huge spike in shootings, murder, crime, and we’ve seen riots. People are leaving the city and even the state because there doesn’t seem to be any real future there anymore.
Now New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is threatening to lay off 22,000 city workers if they don’t give the city a bailout.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and other top officials warned on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic was putting tremendous stress on the finances of government in New York City, raising the prospect that they might have to carry out cuts in infrastructure spending and some of the most sweeping layoffs of municipal workers in decades.
The bleak financial picture threatens to hamper New York’s recovery even as it emerges from a brutal lockdown that shut down businesses and brought the city to a virtual halt for three months after it became the epicenter of the U.S. pandemic.
The alarms from New York officials reflect a broader political strategy — threatening deep cuts as part of their effort to pressure Washington to provide more assistance. And New York City’s predicament speaks to the dire fiscal situation of states and localities across the nation.
With the coronavirus siphoning as much as $9 billion in tax revenue from New York City, Mr. de Blasio said on Wednesday that the city might have to lay off or furlough 22,000 municipal workers this fall.
Mayor de Blasio said, “We are running out of options here. That is the blunt truth.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 4, 2020
I know a good option, reopen the city back up and get back to your normal lives.
The economy of New York City is falling apart, but Mayor de Blasio hasn’t seemed too concerned with coming up with a plan of action. Instead, he’s been too busy