If there’s a prize for worst mayor in history of NYC, Bill de Blasio certainly gets my vote.
He has been the head of the socialist snake that has systematically killed one of America’s greatest cities.
Rampant crime, filthy streets, skyrocketing unemployment, and fiscally irresponsible.
These were all problems before Covid-19, but 2020 just blasted everything into hyperdrive.
During an interview with Wolf Blitzer, De Blasio remarked that he and Governor Cuomo are considering a full shutdown of NYC.
Check it out:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says because of a surge in cases, his city will “need a shutdown.”
De Blasio added that the decision for a citywide shutdown remains with the state, but “somewhere between two weeks and a month” would help mitigate the spread of the virus. pic.twitter.com/YH8pFRyQNn
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 16, 2020
Is he joking?
Another full shutdown?
You’re condemning more small businesses to death by doing so.
Just look at how many businesses have already shut their doors, permanently.
Between March and July more than 2,800 small businesses in NY permanently closed. Partnership for NYC said NY’s 236,000 small businesses employ roughly 1.3 million people. The group has estimated that 1/3 of small businesses might never reopen. https://t.co/TOFaDrNfR9
— Ana Homayoun (@anahomayoun) December 6, 2020
1 of 3 Mom and Pop businesses in NYC alone are now permanently closed. Party of the little people? https://t.co/CiWp4N1nwv
— D. Alan Baker (@DAlanBaker) December 4, 2020
— JIM DEVLIN (@FLYINGTARPON) December 1, 2020
And now De Blasio says this?
"At the current rate we're going, you have to be ready now for a full shutdown, a pause, like we had back at the end of the spring…Folks should start making those adjustments now and get ready to work remotely," NYC Mayor de Blasio says. https://t.co/lJZQQqQ4kn pic.twitter.com/KtzSjBtFwT
— ABC News (@ABC) December 14, 2020
.@NYCMayor threatens a "full shutdown" in the coming weeks.
We have emboldened tyrants to the point that they actually think this is an option.
THE ANSWER IS NO. pic.twitter.com/0tFgWAR3V5
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) December 14, 2020
You and Cuomo can take your full shutdown and shove it where the sun don’t shine.
The answer is NO.
With everything we know about the data manipulation and hypocritical lockdown rules, it defies sanity to even suggest this option.
Not even 2 percent of the “spread” is from indoor dining, yet they want to confine citizens into their homes.
"According to their own data, 1.43% of the spread is from indoor dining when 73%… comes from household gatherings." – @esaagar
States like New York and California are literally MURDERING their small business communities in defiance of their own data. pic.twitter.com/ViAeRbAt64
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) December 14, 2020
New York is closing indoor dining on Monday.
Here’s the data on restaurants and spread of the virus: pic.twitter.com/AE1DX8av4F
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 12, 2020
The forgotten victims of the pandemic 👇 pic.twitter.com/8uiGIJIawu
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) December 15, 2020
These evil, tyrannical control freaks are playing with people’s livelihoods and plunging them into poverty.
And they don’t give it a second though.
It’s long past time New Yorkers said enough is enough.
How long are you going to let these corrupt politicians dictate your life?
Tell you how to make a living?
What places you can go?
Which family and friends you’re allowed to visit?
How you’re able to express your faith?
When will you take your liberty back to make those decisions?
Not these corrupt, egotistical dictators.
The New York Post had this to report on the potential NYC shutdown:
As vaccines began being put into arms in New York City and indoor dining was shut down again Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that additional restrictions could be coming — potentially including a return to a full shutdown.
“There’s the potential of having to do a full pause, a full shutdown, in the coming weeks, because we can’t let this kind of momentum go,” de Blasio said on CNN when asked about comments made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week, in which the state’s top executive said a fuller shutdown could be in the offing this winter.
“We’re seeing the kind of level of infection with the coronavirus we haven’t seen since May and we have got to stop that momentum — or else, our hospital system will be threatened,” de Blasio said.
Cuomo again echoed the sentiment in his briefing at the Capitol in Albany on Monday, telling reporters that if current trends hold, New York City and other regions across the Empire State may face lockdown restrictions again by January.
“If you don’t change the trajectory, we’re going to shut down and then your business is going to close, and that my friends, is a real problem,” the governor told reporters.
“Worry about that because that is a real worry. Deaths are a worry and shutdowns of the economy are the real worries and they are viable worries,” he continued. “This is not an overanxious personality. This is not far fetched. This is something to really worry about.”
The Gothamist also touched on the mayor’s announcement:
On Monday afternoon, hours after a Queens health care worker received the first COVID-19 vaccine in the country, Cuomo offered his most dire warning in months about a virus that once again threatens to push hospitals to the brink. “The increase in hospitalizations could overwhelm some regions if nothing changes by January,” he said. “If we do not change the trajectory, we could very well be headed to shutdown.”
Statewide coronavirus hospitalizations, currently at 5,700 people, could double by next month, leading to another 3,500 deaths, according to the governor. He called on hospitals to begin forming partnerships now to deal with the possible surge in patients.
De Blasio echoed the grim forecast on Monday, warning city residents to prepare emotionally and practically for “the potential of having to do a full pause, a full shutdown, in the coming weeks.”
Eight hospitals across the five boroughs have reached more than 90 percent capacity of their intensive care units. All of the city’s COVID indicators have now surpassed the thresholds laid out by the Mayor’s Office.
Cuomo said he would declare a “full shutdown” if case and hospitalization rates show that a region’s hospital capacity will reach 90 percent within three weeks. It would resemble the PAUSE order issued in March, which shuttered non-essential businesses and prohibited most gatherings. On Monday, the state’s ban on indoor dining in NYC went into effect.
Mark Levine, a Manhattan City Councilmember who chairs the health committee, told Gothamist that a more drastic shelter-in-place order could be handed down within a week.
“We are on a really dangerous trajectory, and the window to head off a full shelter-in-place order is rapidly closing,” Levine said. “We have very few steps to take ahead of that left. The most glaringly obvious one being shutting down non-essential offices. That needs to happen today.”
At his press conference on Monday, de Blasio said he agreed with the advice that “folks who don’t need to be going into a workplace at this point should do as much as they can remotely.”
On a personal note, this writer had a flight out of New York City at the crack of dawn months ago.
Nearly 4 in the morning and the usually brightly-lit city was eerily dark.
Like Gotham from the DC Comics.
The energy and spirit just isn’t there right now.
Will it be jolted back to life by this latest threat by the corrupt mayor?
I really hope so.