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Andrew Cuomo to Economic Protesters: ‘Get a Job as an Essential Worker’

Andrew Cuomo to Economic Protesters: ‘Get a Job as an Essential Worker’

“You can get a job as an essential worker, so now you can go to work and you can be an essential worker and you’re not going to kill anyone.”

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was asked by a reporter on Wednesday about the people protesting to reopen the economy. To her credit, the journalist pressed Cuomo on the very real concerns of these people.

His response was less than reassuring.

Greg Norman reports at FOX News:

New York Gov. Cuomo to protesters wanting economy reopened: ‘Get a job as an essential worker’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that protesters calling for the state to reopen the economy so they can go back to work could “get a job as an essential worker.”

Cuomo made the comment at the end of a long exchange with WRGB reporter Anne McCloy, who told the governor that she spoke with demonstrators outside New York’s state Capitol in Albany before heading inside for the daily press conference. The protesters told her they can’t wait for widespread coronavirus testing – which Cuomo has been pushing — and want to return to work so they can have an income and feed their families, McCloy said.

“By the way — if you want to go to work, go take the job as an essential worker. Do it tomorrow,” Cuomo said.

“But the people aren’t hiring because of the pandemic,” McCloy responded.

“No, there are people hiring,” Cuomo said. “You can get a job as an essential worker, so now you can go to work and you can be an essential worker and you’re not going to kill anyone.”

See the video below:

Many people believe all jobs and businesses are essential. Cuomo’s remarks are part of a disturbing trend that has emerged in this crisis, where people who are still drawing a paycheck are lecturing people who are losing everything.

Cuomo doesn’t seem like a man who is worried about where his next meal is coming from.

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2smartforlibs | April 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm

This thining seems to be the go-to for the left now that this is falling apart for them.

LibraryGryffon | April 23, 2020 at 3:11 pm

So, a grocery store cashier isn’t ever going to infect anyone but a cashier ar a craft store definitely will?

Leftists scream “people are not illegal” down at the southern border, but Leftists now declare “some people are not essential.”

Weird. #NotJustAboutaVirus

The Friendly Grizzly | April 23, 2020 at 3:16 pm

How essential is the governor? How many state employees have been let go? How many city employees?

This guy is nasty. They can try and put an American spin on this corrupt fascist, but his recent words will always follow him:

“Conservatives not welcome in New York!”

“America was never that great.”

Government “workers”* are considered “essential” ONLY because they have deemed themselves as such. In truth, they ain’t essential in the least. As the old expression has it, They’re legends in their own minds.”

*”Workers” doesn’t capture it. More at “takers of a paycheck.”

In the modern (post-modern) world as the ship sinks it is important that all of the crew get into the lifeboats first.

My other analogy is that in a titanic moment we are scuttling the ship for fear of hitting the iceberg.

    CorkyAgain in reply to alaskabob. | April 24, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I’m reminded of those cold war preparations for nuclear war, when the government mucky-mucks had first dibs on the best underground bunkers.

This is so maddening. Government is the greatest parasite of them all. It produces nothing, but rather, at the point of civil & criminal tax statutes, demands something from us who in fact have produced goods and services. And it demands that it gets first fruits, well before you, through “withholding.”

I wish a reporter asked Andy how many staff the governor’s mansion still has on duty. Who does his cooking and laundry? Who makes his bed and scrubs his toilet? Who does his grocery shopping?

Maybe each of those people should quit and go get a job cleaning hospitals????

OUT: “Learn to Code”

IN: “Get a job as an Essential Worker”

The good news is that after dropping that klanger, not even the Dems will ever consider this guy a viable predidential contender.

Planner? Abortionist? Recycler?

John Sullivan | April 23, 2020 at 4:13 pm

His comments also insult small business owners, who are wondering where the revenue will come from to make their next payrolls without laying off workers. The banks slow-played the PPP applications, and then the Dems sat on the legislation to add more funding.

texansamurai | April 23, 2020 at 4:39 pm

we refer to it here in a similar fashion, as in:

” Cuomo’s bailing water off the ass-end of the Titanic. “

At first glance what Cuomo is saying appears to be, “If you can’t make bread, then go out and make cake.”

This is not the whole picture.

The more complete vision of Cuomo’s suggestion is that the people who complain of wanting to make bread should also go out and burn down the bakeries where they did previously make bread.

We had to destroy the country to save it

He looks like a loan collector for one of those buy here-pay here used car companies.


Somebody who’s good at photoshop please stick his face into a pic of Marie Antoinette

BierceAmbrose | April 23, 2020 at 5:54 pm

So, now there’s a health emergency.

He gets to declare what’s “essential”, and if you aren’t on board with doing that for a living, snarl “Get a job as (what I have deemed to be) an essential worker. (Comrade worker.)”

Everything not compulsory is forbidden, and vice-versa, just the way he’s always wanted it.

Proconsul Cuomo-the-Younger has forever wanted to direct all labor, Production, Finance, Distribution, n other economic activities through his Ministries by Other Names. Much used apparti include advantaged State eduction and research monopoly, interlocking state-level commission structures, redistricting into “regions” bypassing locally elected city or county govts (decidedly not called “districts”) competing against each other for “economic development” support, etc.

In case you don’t get the pattern…

Indedependent medical practices organizing as pre-paid coscierge care, find themselves sideways of “insurance” regulation. Not a finding, let alone ruling at trial. Just “Nice business you have there. We may have to investigate. BTW, how’s your — state — medical license? All in order, we presume?”

Permitting Uber n Lyft to serve his downstate clients while holding them up state-wide due to “safety” concerns (fronted by the “insurane industry.”) After policies enacted as regulatory findings so the insurance folks get their rake off, it is now safe enough to permit in upstate.

The NRA found itself in the insurance business. Or maybe not. But the cost of defending that one against a state govt with endless pockets would be… (When the govt starts practicing lawfare, it’s brutal.)

The Amazon HQ-II which, once in principle happening, became so distasteful that Bezos wasn’t having it. (I was rooting for them all to lose on that one … and they found a way.)

And, bigfooting the development of a *national* optics and photonics center in Rochester — after a multi-year, national competitive search — via the corrupt, captive Suny Politechnic real estate grift. What’s the point of running the local patronage scheme if people can get patronage from somewhere else.

He’s loving barking orders everything in the whole state, with no commitment on what the state apparat is on the hook for, no exit from the “emergency.”

    BierceAmbrose in reply to BierceAmbrose. | April 23, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Aphorism form:

    More even than the Feds, Proconsul Cuomo-the-Younger has the relationship completely backwards: it isn’t their job to tell us what to do under cover of emergency, it is their job to do particular things to keep the problem from ever becoming an emergency we have to deal with.

    What are you doing so that I get to ignore that there ever was a Kung-Flu, and by when? Your job isn’t to “run” the economy of NY State. It’s to get this problem out of the way, so the economy can go back to ignoring it, and you.

I was joking earlier today that a lot of Democrats seem to think a landscapers working for themselves will spread the virus and get people killed. But a landscapers working for a municipality cant catch or spread the virus, so it’s safe.

Turns out it’s not really a joke, but is reality. They do actually think this. These comments from Cuomo mean war.

He is outright admitting that these rules are selectively being targeted at private business. We can no longer pretend the Cuomo’s of the country are operating in good faith.

Petty of me, I know, but he does stimulate that. Anyone else think he looks like a shar pei?

Give Prince Andy a little time, his true thuggish colors always shine through.

drednicolson | April 23, 2020 at 9:06 pm

Who decides the essentialness or lack thereof? 😐

Watching this kind of stuff from the NYC mafia and reading some of the comments make me think living in a poor, backwater, much maligned and ridiculed Southern state isn’t so bad after all.

Anesthesiologists are essential,in high demand, and paid in excess of $4-500,000 a year. I am not a physician-anesthesiologist and have no training however I will come to NYC and take that job Mayor Cuomo,and you can be my very first patient. I assume the job will be permanent if you have a good outcome. Oh yeah, I want a round trip ticket and a months pay in advance just in case you don’t make it.

That guy needs a serious head injury again.

Hey Cuomo? YOU FIRST.