Statement by Chairman Gerard Kassar on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2021
Contact:  Shaun Marie
518-356-7882 @cpnys
Statement by Chairman Gerard Kassar  on Governor Cuomo’s State of the State

Brooklyn, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State was a pure political speech that failed to address the structural fiscal situation that multiplied the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were no details as to when he intends to return control of the government back to its duly elected representatives, nor when businesses can return to their normal operations, in fact, he noted that further business closings may be needed.

Gov. Cuomo’s reliance on the federal government bailout is as shortsighted as his reliance on the sale of recreational marijuana and the institution of mobile sports betting.  Bad ideas remain bad ideas even if it helps you gain revenue.

New Yorkers need a Governor that is willing to make the structural changes necessary and show the leadership to provide a path to economic recovery, not the Pollyanna statements made to placate progressives.

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