New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, continue to come under fire for their leadership. Many Americans believe that both the mayor and the governor have significantly worsened the quality of life for New Yorkers.
The Plight of New York
There’s no denying that New York has suffered in 2020. For starters, countless wealthy residents fled the Empire State after ridiculous tax hikes.
This led to Governor Cuomo begging for the return of rich folks before later threatening to raise taxes even more on the residents that remain in the state. The New York governor’s decision to put COVID-19-positive patients in the same vicinity as nursing home residents also hasn’t done him any favors.
As New York moves from a coronavirus crisis to flattening the curve, there remains a heartbreaking fact. Nearly 6.5K nursing homes residents have died under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's direction. Join OAN's @CSinclairtv to hear the stories of unnecessary loss. #OANN pic.twitter.com/8NDpwgtOls
— One America News (@OANN) September 14, 2020
Mayor de Blasio is also in a similar boat. The New York City mayor determined that reducing funding for the NYPD was a smart decision. This call has subsequently engendered a surge in crime while prompting the Justice Department to officially classify New York City as an “anarchist jurisdiction.”
Furthermore, due to the poor leadership of de Blasio, New York City may soon lose its federal funding from the government; however, the Democrat mayor is more incensed with the Justice Department than he is with the rise of New York City crime or his own move to defund the police.
Response from the Residents
New York residents have had it with the poor leadership of Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo. According to Fox News, New York residents let the Democrat leaders of their state know it with a mural on North 15th reading “F**k Cuomo and de Blasio.”
We love beautiful artwork
Massive 'F–k Cuomo and de Blasio' mural painted on Brooklyn street pic.twitter.com/euUsfCLFLU
— National Security News (@Natsecuritynews) September 20, 2020
The mural stood for roughly one day before the Department of Transportation tossed black paint over the message on Saturday night. The individuals who sent this clear message to the New York City mayor and New York governor did so while participating in a block party.
New York residents reported cheered upon creating the mural and even certain police officers in the vicinity appeared to agree with the sentiment. Neither de Blasio nor Cuomo are doing themselves any favors when it comes to engendering support or confidence from police or civilians in New York.
What do you think about the leadership of the New York governor and the New York City mayor? Have they failed the state and city as a collective? Don’t hesitate to share your viewpoints with us in the comments section below!