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An editorial from the New York Times:

Trump to New York: Drop Dead
Untold thousands will likely die, absent federal intervention. And it needs to happen this instant. Why won’t the president help?

So it’s essentially come to this: President Trump is treating each of our 50 states as individual contestants on “The Apprentice” — pitting them against one another for scarce resources, daring them to duke it out — rather than mobilizing a unified national response to a pandemic.

If that’s the case, this is the episode where New York loses. The coronavirus is whipping through the state, especially New York City, at a terrifying rate. We need personnel, ventilators and personal protective equipment, stat.

But Trump’s response has been the same as President Gerald Ford’s in 1975, when our city, faltering on the brink of insolvency, begged Washington for help and was brutally rebuffed, a moment forever enshrined in The Daily News’s headline “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD.”

Now Trump is telling us the same. Literally.

Excuse me - there is nothing in the way our Federal Government is set up that says that one City or one State is "owed" preferential treatment at the expense of everyone else. It is the job of the individual states to legislate and care for their constituents and it is the job of the Federal Government to provide common defense, a buffer of tax monies, large intra-state projects, etc...

There have already been cases brought to light where New York dropped the ball in preparing for this event and there will probably be quite the butcher's bill when this is all over. They failed to prepare and they are expecting Uncle Sam to bail them out. Does not work that way - ask New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

We are seeing the end-game of Democrat rule - kick the can down the road and no accountability for the bureaucrats.

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