Statement From NYS Conservative Party 3/15/24

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March 15, 2024

Statement on New York City Population Loss by New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar

Brooklyn-NY…“New York City lost six percent of its population between 2020 and 2023, and the State as a whole has shed hundreds of thousands of residents over the same period of time. One would think that Democrats running the city and state would realize there’s a problem, and a massive one at that. But one would be wrong.

“Instead of acknowledging the obvious issues forcing people to leave — unending taxes, crime, and a diminishing quality of life  — Democrats preposterously point to the increase in the illegal migrant population, as though that makes up for the wide scale loss of legal, tax paying citizens.

“Rather than seeking to address the root causes of the exodus, Democrat leaders, like Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams, are adding more obstacles to the lives of everyday New Yorkers. Their arbitrary $15 congestion pricing tax is a perfect example. Two successive Republican administrations showed how a city should be revived: enforce the law, reduce the tax and bureaucratic load on individuals and businesses, and get out of the way of entrepreneurship. Will they ever learn?”