Cuomo says NYC deficit is ‘Donald Trump’s deficit,’ state is not going to pay

Cuomo says NYC deficit is 'Donald Trump's deficit,' state is not going to pay

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday again blasted the federal government for failing to provide relief for state and local governments amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, detto New York City’s deficit is “Donald Trump’s deficit.”

“We have tremendous losses because of COVID, we’re not liable for them,” Cuomo said. New York City has a $ 9 billion budget deficit and the state’s is $ 30 miliardi.

“I’m not accepting liability,” Cuomo continued. “I’m not accepting the premise that New York City or New York State should pay.”

Ha aggiunto: “We didn’t do anything wrong. The federal government should pay. The federal government was wrong.”

Cuomo noted that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol controls the nation’s borders at airports. He said that the federal government “missed that the virus went from China to Europe.”

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How is New York City going to solve the deficit? Non erano. It’s Donald Trump’s deficit,” Cuomo coninued. “New York City, Stato di New York, is not going to pay.

Cuomo also said he spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday on her work on coronavirus relief legislation.

Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin revived talks Monday as they sought to break the impasse that has stalled relief legislation since the CARES Act passed in late March. The pair spoke again Tuesday and agreed to talk on Wednesday.

House Democrats unveiled a scaled-down Heroes Act Monday, che comprendeva $ 436 billion in emergency aid for state and local governments, down from $ 1 trillion in the original bill.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the biggest “stumbling block” in aid negotiations has consistently been state and local relief. The Republicans’ package included no new aid for state and local governments.

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But during meetings in August, Mnuchin said the administration offered $ 150 billion more in funding.

Democrats rejected that offer, contending that without more federal funding, governi statali e locali — which combined employ about 23.2 million essential workerswill be forced to lay off employees and cut essential services. Republicans have argued it’s ablue state bailoutfor governments they say were languishing financially before the pandemic hit.

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We’re not going to bail out cities that have been poorly run for a long time,” Meadows said.

Fox New’s Megan Henney contributed to this report.

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