‘Resistance’ Leader Now Begging Trump for Help

Posted by on May 22, 2017 at 8:00 am
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tours the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, in this handout picture taken June 6, 2015. More than 200 local, state and federal law enforcement officials set up roadblocks, took to the air and went door-to-door in their search for Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, who went missing early Saturday morning from the Clinton Correctional Facility located about 20 miles (30 km) south of the Canadian border.  Picture taken June 6, 2015. REUTERS/New York State Office of the Governor/Darren McGee/Handout  THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

Anyone who regularly travels in and out of New York’s Penn Station can tell you about the daily horror stories getting in and out and recently the situation has become unacceptable. How bad has it become? We now have New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who fancies himself a 2020 presidential candidate, asking the president to help bail him out of the current mess.

Gov. Cuomo called on President Trump Sunday to provide emergency funding to remedy the “intolerable” situation at Penn Station that will soon create “a summer of agony.”

The plea came after executives from Amtrak, which has operational control over the Midtown rail hub, announced earlier this month they would shut down train tracks for about six weeks in July and August to repair long-neglected infrastructure.

That means the 600,000 passengers who pass through the station each day will face a nightmarish 20% reduction in service during peak hours, Cuomo said.

“Amtrak’s need to cut service this summer has created both a short-term crisis and dramatically exposed the system’s chronic problems,” Cuomo wrote in a letter to Trump.

Well, that’s nice. But just this past week, Cuomo said he’d be leading the so-called “resistance” to Trump.

Speaking before a raucous union crowd on Friday in Manhattan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged New York will “lead the resistance and opposition” against Republican-backed policies in Washington.

But the governor — who teasingly sidestepped chants that he run for president — did not mention President Donald Trump’s name, choosing instead to lambaste Republicans in Congress for efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and end state and local deductions on the federal income tax.

Repeatedly in the speech, Cuomo referred to a “they” in Washington that wants to weaken unions and the middle class.

New York is going to lead the resistance and opposition against what they’re doing in Washington, D.C.,” Cuomo said.

So, are you leading the “resistance” while begging for money? That’s not how this works, Andy.

 

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4 Responses to “‘Resistance’ Leader Now Begging Trump for Help”

  1. Build the glorious utopia! on 22/22/17 at 11:11 am

    Did they try raising taxes?
    Socialist utopias are never cheap comrade.
    True believer comrades of the statist utopian collective are always ready to pay their fair share and won’t mind a tax increase.

  2. Stephanie on 22/22/17 at 4:18 pm

    They’ve had two years to prepare for this mess and are just now getting started? (Normal people who aren’t in denial all the time knew Trump would be president on the day he announced he would run.)

  3. Smarty on 23/23/17 at 11:04 am

    The feds act to bail out liberal mayors. Federal money for city infrastructure simply absolves liberal leaders from the responsibility to balance the books and take care of business. They can spend the money on cronies and special interests and re-election largess, and the voters don’t feel the full pain of their stupidity.