Gov. Cuomo To Receive $25k Raise as State Faces $14 Billion Deficit Next Year
If New York were its own country, it would have more coronavirus deaths per-capita than any other place in the world. That’s a statistic few are even aware of, and one you’ve likely heard repeated zero times in the mainstream media.
Fortunately for Governor Andrew Cuomo, he’s a Democrat’s, and hence the media has played defense for him and his administration, often portraying him as one of the Governors on the side of sanity during this pandemic.
In reality he’s been the worst Governor to confront the crisis, and as a consequence, will somehow be rewarded with an increase in pay that makes him the highest paid governor in the nation. That comes in addition tot he money he’ll rake in from his book on his supposed “leadership” during the pandemic.
According to the New York Post:
To clarify, the $63 billion deficit is projected over the next four years.
Cuomo’s salary will jump from $225,000 to $250,000 on Jan. 1, 2021 — making him the highest paid governor in the nation.
But judges and 213 state lawmakers serving in the state Senate and Assembly didn’t get the green light for their own expected raises, which have to be approved by the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation which argued the state is too broke to pay up thanks to COVID-19.
The state’s budget shortfall next year is expected to be $14 billion alone and then it’s expected to grow to $30 billion in 2022.
Due to draconian lockdown measures and other regulations that have been more prolific in blue states than red states during the pandemic, unemployment is nearly 60% higher in blue states. That means blue states like New York have both more unemployment related expenses for the state to pay out, while having less revenue coming in.
The exodus out of New York has also exacerbated during the pandemic, which is hardly a vote of confidence in Cuomo’s supposed leadership he wrote on an entire book praising himself about.