New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been blasted as a 'liar' for claiming that struggling small businesses are 'hanging on' and are prepared to stay closed for 'months' yet as he continues to cling on to the city's lockdown despite mounting calls to reopen.
New York City saw just 63 hospitalizations for suspected COVID-19 cases on Monday, less than a tenth of the number on March 20 when the city went into lockdown, but still de Blasio and Cuomo refuse to say when the city will reopen again.
In an interview with WNYC radio on Friday, de Blasio claimed: 'I’ve talked to lots and lots of business leaders, especially the smallest businesses.
'They’re very worried about their futures understandably, but they also are hanging on and they know it can be a matter of months until they’ll be back in action.'
The remark has been met with outrage by small business owners who say they are barely still surviving.
Some called his remark 'outrageous' and particularly offensive from someone who owns two homes in Park Slope, an expensive neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Hundreds of businesses have joined together to form a coalition to reopen the city.
Some have taken it into their own hands to reopen because they simply cannot afford to stay closed any longer, and they have received summonses from the NYPD.
Many are now asking why mega retailers like Costco and Walmart have been allowed to stay open throughout the pandemic while smaller stores that are able to enforce social distancing practices more seamlessly have been forced shut.
Bruce Backman, spokesman for Reopen New York, the coalition, told DailyMail.com on Tuesday: 'I think it's a power grab... you have to wonder, how much lobbying are the big box stores doing to keep themselves the only ones in business?
'When have we ever forced people to go to three stores to buy everything? It's like the Soviet Union.'
What is the point anymore? There is no cure or vaccine in sight. So let's just reopen already. I'm sure long island won't appreciate it if a bunch of New York city residents came over there and crowded up all their places. Because I guarantee you that once hair salons and everything start opening up over there a bit more, the city residents will just go there. So mayor dumbdumb just needs to open things and just keep the distancing thing in place but life needs to start again. Obviously, this lockdown thing doesn't really work because the "experts" don't even know how long an asymptomatic person Carries this thing around for. They say 2 weeks but if that was the truth and we have been in almost complete lockdown for 2 1/2 months, then there should be absolutely no cases at all then. And yes, 98 percent of the country was taking this thing seriously for the first 3 or 4 weeks of the lockdowns. So it just proves that the lockdown is pretty much pointless. Plus, we were supposed to only be in lockdown until we flattened the curve and let scientists and doctors to catch up on this thing and we did that. So now it's time to just restart.
Using the virus issue to put everybody private out of business and make small homeowners broke. This socialist will then claim the only fix for these "people suffering" to save themselves is massive de-regulation to rent out all the basements. Offer private unemployed landlords guaranteed rent money if they get on board with section 8.
Closed for good:
hanging on? fuck you cunt!
It's not up to dumbo. We all know that he is trying to drive down the economy of NYC for political reasons. It's up to the people of NYC. When your government is working against you, it's time for the people to take matters into their own hands - and open your businesses. Go back to work, New Yorkers - screw this communist and the one in Albany.
Woodhaven House and Lennies both are temporarily closed.
OBOYA said... From the story in the NYP
The NYC Council met for two hours to pass four laws, none of which do anything to recover New York City’s collapsed economy, "What a waste of a day.”
While we need the Mayor and City Council to do their best to get the city up and running again they are wasting time with Marxist Leftist Ideals to censor our language.
"City Council makes ‘alien’ illegal, replaces with ‘noncitizen’ ! Passed 46-4
The measure was introduced by Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Queens) in January, who argued the change would help promote better treatment of "immigrants" in the Big Apple"
No federal bailout for NYS or NYC. When state and city govt employees particularly cops stop getting paid this lockdown scam will end pronto.
Social distancing is over.
The trustifarians are rioting downtown.
What is the point anymore? There is no cure or vaccine in sight.
You’re absolutely right. Taiwan did an amazing job and they’re not locking down forever. This is the new normal so might as well start getting used to opening up and accepting some risks. If you’re old or have compromised health, you shouldn’t be going out and as long as people behave themselves, it’s going to be ok.
What surprises me is that 10% of NYPD call in sick. How come no one is discussing this? EMT, Paramedics, firefighters, MTA all go to work but NYPD has such a high percentage not showing up for work.
This walking failure, de Blasio, is a case study in what happens when the electorate succeeds in voting in an individual with no insight, no intelligence and no apparent idea of how to run a city.
It is a lesson for history and to be taught in schools about how democrat/liberal ideas can ruin a once prosperous city.
These clowns in City Hall and in Albany don't seem to know how to move forward once they've succeeded in deluding themselves into thinking that they did a "good job".
When in fact, they presided over the largest number of concentrated covid deaths of any city on the planet.
How much was real and how much was corruption will not be known for a good while. What we do know is that this city and state have been exposed by a virus which amounts to a bad Flu season everywhere else it has hit.
Texas 30,000,000 Americans with 1,639 fatalities
Florida 21,000,000 Americans with 2,413 fatalities
New York 19,000,000 Americans with 29,751 fatalities
Do the math, and understand that the virus doesn't change its characteristics with different locations...the characteristics of the locations change the fatality rates.
Apparently, this city has become a craphole under Democrat State and City leadership, and the virus has exacted a high price for that mismanagement.
The next step is simple, although the unions and the backroom dealing in Albany and City Hall are making it seem like it's a difficult decision.
OPEN UP THE CITY NOW!
STOP THE INSANITY AND LET PEOPLE GO BACK TO WORK SO WE CAN SALVAGE WHAT'S LEFT OF THE CITY.
WORRY ABOUT CITIZENS OF OTHER NATIONS LATER.
PROTECT THE ELDERLY AND INFIRM.
GET THE F BACK TO WORK EVERYONE AND VOTE FOR SOMEONE WITH A BRAIN WHEN THE ELECTIONS FOR STATE AND CITY OFFICE COME UP.
QC Reader said...
Thank You Harry ! Well said...
❝It is impossible for any doomed population to grasp how fragile the decayed financial, social and political system is on the eve of implosion. All the harbingers of collapse are visible: crumbling infrastructure; chronic underemployment and unemployment; the indiscriminate use of lethal force by police; political paralysis and stagnation; an economy built on the scaffolding of debt; nihilistic mass shootings in schools, universities, workplaces, malls, concert venues and movie theaters; opioid overdoses that kill some 64,000 people a year; an epidemic of suicides; unsustainable military expansion; gambling as a desperate tool of economic development and government revenue; the capture of power by a tiny, corrupt clique; censorship; the physical diminishing of public institutions ranging from schools and libraries to courts and medical facilities; the incessant bombardment by electronic hallucinations to divert us from the depressing sight that has become America and keep us trapped in illusions. We suffer the usual pathologies of impending death. I would be happy to be wrong. But I have seen this before. I know the warning signs. All I can say is get ready.❞ —Chris Hedges
Finally, in 1871, the US Treasury went bankrupt as a result of the Civil War. It sought help from global financiers, such as the Rothschilds of London. Global bankers were eager to buy, and the treasonous Act of 1871 was passed by the 41st Congress. The Constitution was altered, and America was transformed into a CORPORATION.
Today, it's STILL a CORPORATION, wholly owned, operated and run by global bankers. There is no Federal government, ONLY a CORPORATION. Politicians (not public servants) do not serve We the People (nor have they ever!)! They work for CORPORATE FASCIST AMERICA, and NO ONE ELSE!
❝Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God.❞ —Ben Franklin
Now, here is where the REAL 'Axis of Evil' exists (and always HAS):
Finally, no one will ever solve inequality within a monetary system. It is designed to CREATE it—NOT SOLVE it:
❝Dear America: You are waking up, as Germany once did, to the awareness that 1/3 or your people would kill another 1/3—while 1/3 watches.❞ Werner Twertzog
❝The only thing hindering all out revolution is your fear of losing the scraps they throw at you.❞ —Gore Vidal
TRUTH is TREASON—in an EMPIRE OF LIES!
ALAS, the entirely entrenched, DemonRat, establishment-rigged, hyper-corruption, graft and endless greed that has completely infected, rotted and decayed City Hall, and ESPECIALLY Albany's openly practiced 'Capital CRIME WAVE of Corruption,' has so completely raped, ravaged and tonsured all pretense of public trust, ethics, integrity, ACCOUNTABILITY and transparency, that the entire, kleptocratic system of 'Monetary Locusts' now DEVALUES honesty itself—to pathologically high treasonous, traitorous and tyrannical effect.
And, the ever languishing public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed and damned!
Men have been hanged for LESS!
What? WHAT?? THIS IS NEW???
❝You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook.❞ ——Harry S. Truman
❝Nothing happens by accident in politics. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.❞ ——Franklin Delano Roosevelt
❝ALL tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed, they must rely exclusively on force.❞ ——George Orwell
❝The Earth is not dying; it is being killed. And, the people who are killing it have names and addresses.❞ —Utah Phillips
❝This planet is obviously being used as an insane asylum by other planets.❞ —George Bernard Shaw
Let’s see how this city fairs after all this looting and stores being vandalized. I won’t blame those store owners if they just packed up and left. Start over somewhere else.
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