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And a mouthful of much obliged. And the first to the trough is New York State. Demanding $15 Billion of our hard-earned tax dollars.  Coumo is going to hold his breath until he turns blue and falls over if he doesn't get it. From Politico:

Cuomo warns of tax hikes, dire cuts if feds can't find $15B
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had one overriding message Tuesday as he delivered his annual budget address from New York's state Capitol: If Washington doesn’t send New York $15 billion as part of a pandemic relief package, he’ll have no choice but to slash public payrolls, cut services and raise taxes on the rich.

Cuomo argued that the state is uniquely entitled to those funds because the pandemic hit New York so hard last spring and was comparatively defenseless thanks to federal government bungling.

“New York paid a bill for Covid that no state in the nation paid for and it’s not even close in many ways,” he said. “The remaining cost is $15 billion.”

He went one step further and threatened to pursue litigation if the federal government did not acquiesce to his ask, though officials, when asked, did not immediately say whom the state might sue or what legal arguments New York could employ.

So we all need to pay for his lack of basic leadership and failure to govern properly.  Title? The great Fred Neil as well as Ella Fitzgerald. These words have been used before at the beginning of another Presidency (which was also poised to promote healing and reunite the divisions in our society).

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