A Bankster's Pleas
Updated: Aug 31
During the week of August 3, 2020, the rising star Bankster and Governor of New York state, had this to say at a briefing:
"I literally talk to people all day long who are now in their Hamptons house who also lived here, or in their Hudson Valley house, or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, ‘You got to come back! We’ll go to dinner! I’ll buy you a drink! Come over, I’ll cook!’”
“They’re not coming back right now. And you know what else they’re thinking? ‘If I stay there, I’ll pay a lower income tax,’ because they don’t pay the New York City surcharge.” (1)
To clear up any confusion, he’s apparently spending his entire day talking to financially wealthy people who have fled New York City due to all the taxes and rising crime. Instead, they’ve chosen to stay in other areas outside of New York state altogether.
In a desperate plea to bring back the money utters into the state, Mr. Cuomo is even offering to buy them drinks and cook them meals.
How pathetic! And what a disgrace. It’s troubling that some predict him to be a frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2024, that’s assuming Mr. Biden doesn’t pull of the win against the sitting president. And that’s assuming Mr. Biden will even be the nominee pitted against Mr. Trump…but I digress down a separate rabbit hole.
Back to Mr. Cuomo.
As the Zero Hedge article so astutely points out, it’s down-right laughable that:
“while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…pushes for a “first-in-the-nation” wealth tax that most reasonable people fear would destroy the state’s tax base by driving the billionaires and multimillionaires who finance more than half of the state’s budget to leave, NY Gov Andrew Cuomo is begging rich people to ‘please come back’ to NYC.”
Atlas Shrugged, anyone?
Now, I get it. It’s unlikely that every single one of these billionaires and multimillionaires achieved their vaults of wealth through sound and value-providing ways. But that’s not the point here.
While for some people Mr. Cuomo’s pleas may sound absurd and pathetic, it’s highly likely that it’s part of a much larger charade to put another nail in capitalism’s coffin, as the saying goes.
Too many voting people will not look at the bigger picture here. Rather, they will see a governor pleading with rich people to come back and spend their money in New York, hence also paying New York taxes to help refill the coffers.
These same people won’t question firstly, why did these rich people leave? To which the obvious answer should be…they were tired of being fleeced and milked with ever-higher taxes and surcharges and penalties, etc., etc.
And secondly, why are they not coming back? To which the answer is the same… they were tired of being fleeced and milked with ever-higher taxes and surcharges and penalties, etc., etc.
Again, most of the voting public won’t ask these questions, never mind seek out the answers to them.
Instead, they’ll buy into the solution of voting in socialist revolutionaries to make life better for them because…well, rich capitalists be damned! Besides, them rich capitalists don’t even care to come back and bail out our state so to hell with them!
Friends, I know some of you wonder why I regularly focus on happenings in the US rather than Canada. Rest assured though, such a story and strategy are not taking place merely south of our border. The activities there are just more pronounced and talked about than north of the border.
As much as it pains me to say it, with each passing day it seems what’s left capitalism’s tattered reign is truly coming to an end and we may never, at least not in the life times of the next few generations, see the true tenets of free-market capitalism shine through our world.
But I won’t let this sort of thinking bring me down. I keep plowing forward and if all I can do is simply pass the flickering light and hope of free-market capitalism on to the next generations whilst my own life’s light eventually flickers out, then it will be a life well lived.
Then again, what do I know? I’m just a ranting Recovering Bankster.