What Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio are doing to NYC is just the beginning of the chaos in the cities.
Look at any city below and you know as long as the left is in control, there will be no stopping the destruction.
|Portland, OR||Ted Wheeler (D)||Kate Brown (D)|
|Pittsburgh, PA||Bill Peduto (D)||Tom Wolf (D)|
|Seattle, WA||Jenny Durkan (D)||Jay Inslee (D)|
|Rochester, NY||Lovely Warren (D)||Andrew Cuomo (D)|
|Washington, D.C.||Muriel Bowser (D)||(NA)|
They see how easy it is to gain power and they never want to lose it. When you have American businesses and families abused by the so-called victims at the Marxist BLM, then who’s running the show?
Responsible Americans out for dinner (apparently a sin) are being bullied for being alive. That’s what the end game is. What’s incredible is the support they’re receiving from big tech, Hollywood, your city council, and your neighbors with their ridiculous BLM signs.
Does anyone have a backbone?
Eric Ulrich reports in the NY Post:
Enough is enough: We must reopen indoor dining.
It has been nearly six months since Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio mandated Gotham restaurants shut down indoor dining, leaving thousands of New Yorkers in the food industry jobless, virtually overnight. We were led to believe these shutdowns would ease once we successfully “flattened the curves.” But even though New York City has seen an infection rate of less than 1 percent for 24 straight days, our leaders refuse to hear the desperate pleas of our struggling restaurateurs.
To add insult to injury, neighboring eateries on Long Island — some just minutes away from the borough of Queens, which I represent — are flourishing and “eating up” business that should be going to our city’s small businesses.
The data are clear: Restaurants that follow capacity and social-distancing guidelines aren’t the problem. Nassau County resumed indoor dining with up to 50 percent capacity in late June and hasn’t seen a corresponding spike in COVID-19 cases. As of Aug. 31, the county saw just 29 COVID-related hospitalizations, 10 of which were in the ICU. And yet Hizzoner has shut down indoor dining in New York City indefinitely.
When comparing regional data from beach neighborhoods on Long Island to those in the Big Apple, it becomes painfully obvious that Cuomo and de Blasio aren’t basing their decisions on any real metrics.
The City of Long Beach, for instance, has nearly identical infection rates and COVID-19 cases to similar Queens beach neighborhoods, such as Rockaway Park and Belle Harbor. Long Beach has enjoyed the business of its own local residents and city residents seeking a sense of normalcy. Meanwhile, de Blasio tells my constituents, in effect, “Let them eat cake . . . but only outside.”
Sean Heeran of Harbor Light Restaurant in Belle Harbor is just one of many restaurant owners who has lost business on account of these unfair regulations.
“Our numbers are undoubtedly down 50-60 percent,” he tells me, “and we lost our first summer being reopened since Hurricane Sandy. It seems everything in this city is a true battle, and as a result, you are seeing many people leave. It is a very dark time for the restaurant industry, and this administration must see that. If we were to fully open, our staff would increase 30 to 40 percent — another 20 to 30 jobs.”
Our governor and mayor are making arbitrary decisions based on a single factor: geography. The preferential treatment is a slap in the face to all Gotham restaurant owners who have been following state guidelines at the expense of their livelihoods. The overwhelming majority of city eateries have been compliant, patient and cooperative — and yet Cuomo and de Blasio prefer to ignore the science. Shame on them.
Since March, at least 2,800 small businesses in New York City have permanently closed; nearly half are restaurants. Federal assistance programs and outdoor dining aren’t enough to save the thousands of eateries hanging on by a thread.
Action line: Don’t underestimate how quickly life can change when clowns like these are in charge. Man-made disasters will always be a threat. It’s our job to explain the truth to loved ones.
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