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Cuomo Slams Protesters: “Get a Job as an Essential Worker,” Unemployment Not Worse Than Death


Get a job, you bums!

New York Governor Cuomo appears to have little patience for the unemployed protestors calling for the state to reopen.

During his daily news conference, CBS 6 reporter Anne McCloy asked the governor about the protestors’ concerns about unemployment.

Governor Cuomo responded, “The illness is death, what is worse than death?”


When pressed more about the economic damage, Cuomo added, “By the way, if you want to go to work, take a job as an essential worker. Do it tomorrow. You are working. You are an essential worker. So, go take a job an essential worker.”

This week alone, an addition 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, over 26 million Americans have lost their jobs.

To put this into perspective, the virus has wiped out all the job gains since the Great Recession.

But rather than sympathisizing with those who have lost their livelihoods, Cuomo suggested that keeping the economy locked down is the right thing to do and that everyone should become an essential worker.



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