NY Governor throws himself under the bus
In attempting to defend his offering gobs of financial incentives to woo Amazon to New York, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo had some harsh words for … well, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“It’s not a level playing field to begin with,” Cuomo said of the business environment he himself created. “All things being equal, if we do nothing, they’re [Amazon] going to Texas.” [Hat tip The New York Times]
You know, I’ve heard of governors who toss their predecessors under the bus for bad state policy.
But this is the first time I’ve witnessed a governor throw himself under the bus.
This might come as a shock to him, but NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has been governor since 2011. And this “un-level” playing field he’s bitching about?
Yeah, he’s the one who built it.
How utterly lacking in self-awareness must you be to throw yourself under the bus in order to defend your lucrative tax giveaways to a multi-billion-dollar corporation?
Now, to be fair, Andrew Cuomo’s default position is to throw others under the bus.
Nothing is ever his fault.
But still, this is a new one.
”It’s not my fault! It’s …. MY fault!”
I guess when you go around tossing folks under the bus, it’s only a matter of time before there’s nobody else to toss and you gotta take the bullet and toss yourself.
But it will never occur to Andrew Cuomo to create the kind of business-friendly climate that leads companies to choose a place like Texas over New York.
Instead, he whines about the very climate he created as if he had nothing to do with it and can’t do a thing to change it.
Gov @cuomoNY on why Amazon needed incentives: “It’s not a level playing field to begin with. All things being equal, if we do nothing, they’re going to Texas.”
Yes, exactly. Create a better business environment for ALL (ie Texas), and your economy flourishes.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) November 17, 2018
I’ve been saying for years that New York State has the potential of being the Texas of the Northeast.
The only thing standing in our way is the very idiot who’s complaining that businesses would rather go to Texas.
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4 thoughts on “NY Governor throws himself under the bus”
It doesn’t matter what he does. The media will always cover for him.
Ocasio-Cortez is upset her constituents won’t benefit. It seems like a very parochial attitude for a globalist, don’t you think.
He DID BUILD IT, and Obama helped. Whilst Crazy Ole Uncle B.S. (Bernie) and FAUXcahauntsus from next door cheered it on.
It should be patently obvious that the location of Amazon on Long Island will do wonders the Cuomo’s primary constituency; a.k.a. Metro NYC region; but will only cost the rest of the state (Flyover counties) a bundle. We upstater’s stand to receive butt-kiss from the largess of Emperor Cuomo.
What the nimrod in the governor’s mansion fails to appreciate is that you cannot give more money away from the state government than you have. If you do, taxes (which are investment repellents) must automatically go up.
Cuomo’s true concern is getting his name on everything and anything that gets government funding in this state. Every press release I see about grants, emergency actions or any other governmental effort has Cuomo’s name plastered all over it. Talk about being egocentric.
I am quite certain Cuomo is nursing a hope for the presidency someday…Like that will happen…
Never under estimate the peoples ability to elect a complete criminal. NJ just sent Menendez back to Washington. That just goes to show you, anything is possible.
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