King Cuomo says if you’re desperate go “take a job as an essential worker”


Governor Andrew Cuomo said New Yorkers who are desperate and running out of money should “go take a job as an essential worker.” It was his own Marie Antoinette moment.

With 20% of the country out of work, where does he think they will find the “essential” jobs?

Cuomo, like Governor Gavin Newsom in California, is in no hurry to re-open the government. No one is asking him to do it tomorrow, but the one size fits all doesn’t work. There are many areas of New York that could re-open.

A reporter, who spoke with protesters in Albany today, told the governor that she spoke with them before the press conference and they’re desperate, she said. “Their point is the cure can’t be worse than the illness, the reporter explained.

She suggested that some things do equal death, mentioning the increased domestic abuse complaints and suicides when people can’t pay their bills.

As she described their dire situations, he said the illness is “death, what’s worse than death.”

The illness doesn’t equal death. Only 2% die, and they are people, for the most part, who are elderly or have underlying conditions or both. They can be isolated and the rest can work. Everyone doesn’t die.

He kept repeating his fallacious argument — “What’s worse than death?” The reporter tried to explain that for some people, there are worse things.

She also asked him if the right to work isn’t a fundamental right but King Cuomo doesn’t seem to think so if it affects him.

Cuomo said:

“No it doesn’t. No, it doesn’t. It doesn’t equal death. Economic hardship, Yes, very bad, not death. Emotional stress from being locked in a house: Very bad, not death. Uh, umm, domestic violence on the increase: Very bad, not death. And not death of someone else. See that’s what we have to factor into this equation. Yeah, it’s your life, do whatever you want. But, you’re now responsible for my life. You have a responsibility to me. It’s not just about you. You have a responsibility to me, right?”

“We started here saying, ‘it’s not about me, it’s about we’. Get your head about, around the ‘we concept’. So it’s not all about you, it’s about me too. It’s about we. Also, I get the economic hardship. Everybody gets it, everybody feels it, federal government is sending out a check uh, for individuals, six hundred dollars, an additional twelve hundred dollars. We are moving heaven and earth to get the unemployment uh, payments going.”

“So, we get the economic anxiety. The question is how do you respond to it? And do you respond to it in a way that jeopardizes public health and possibly causes more people to die? And think about it as if it was your family that might get infected, right? And that’s what we’re talking about. And when you think about it as your family, you have a different perspective, I’ll tell you the truth.”

When she explained they didn’t get their unemployment checks and it’s not enough money, adding that it’s their fundamental right to work. Cuomo said, “Yeah, you wanna, by the way, you wanna go to work? Go take a job as an essential worker. Do it tomorrow.”

Oh good, I think I’ll be a firefighter tomorrow.

Watch the condescending collectivist:



  1. And they’ll elect this tyrant AGAIN! That’s the real kick in the sack. NY will be Cuomo’s fiefdom until he’s in the nursing home…and probably still…

  2. Spoken by a rich man who doesn’t have a day to day struggle to make ends meet and feed kids. Spoken by someone who has not witnessed or experienced domestic violence because it does kill! Emotionally and physically. When you are so far above the life of the everyday citizen, you have no idea what people live day to day. I can respect wanting to keep people safe and not spread the virus, but we need balance.

    • Like the article says, go get a job as an essential worker. I’m sure if you called a couple of hospitals you could be working this weekend!

  3. I took Cuomo`s advice, I applied for some “essential jobs” today….I applied at a liquor store, a pot shop and as a cashier at Walmart.

  4. I remember when large numbers of blue collar Americans began losing their jobs to unskilled criminal alien trespassers they were told by politicians to get high tech, computer related jobs because that was the future. Then the government opened the floodgates to H1 visa workers and the high tech jobs are going to cheap labor from India.

  5. The Sack N’ Save is having open interviews today. I’ll dress up as a border jumping comrade with a Hillary button on for a leg up on the competition.
    I don’t have any Benetton rainbow unicorn utopia gear but there is a clown wig.
    Forward to the glorious clown shoe bicycle horn honking utopia!
    Yes we can!

  6. Oh, oh, oh…..I see an essential job as a Federal Legislative Assistant to the Chief Asswipe. I saw it first, so it’s mine! The Governor of New Yawk told me all I had to do is go out and get it, so I’ve got it! What do you mean, experience? But, but, but….that’s not fair! Besides, how much experience do you need to be a Federal Legislative Assistant to the Chief Asswipe?

  7. You’re, you’re, you’re. I can’t take a column serious if you don’t know the difference between your and you’re.

    • Fine, I don’t blame you, but why would you assume it’s anything but a typo when ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ are used correctly — repeatedly — in the body of the article? It was a transcription error.

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