Remember when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on TV every day begging and pleading medical professionals from accros the nation to head to the Empire State because of the coronavirus?
Yeah, so do I. So do hundreds upon hundreds of other Americans who stepped-up and answered Cuomo’s plea.
For their trouble, Coumo is now saying that the volunteers somehow owes the state of New York.
As reported by New York City’s WPIX (emphasis mine);
Health care workers that came to New York to help fight the coronavirus pandemic at its epicenter will have to pay state taxes, according to the governor.
“We’re not in a position to provide any subsidies right now because we have a $13 billion deficit,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “So there’s a lot of good things I’d like to do, and if we get federal funding, we can do, but it would be irresponsible for me to sit here looking at a $13 billion deficit and say I’m gonna spend more money, when I can’t even pay the essential services.”
Even though the state government asked thousands of people to come to New York from out of state to help fight coronavirus, they will have to pay New York state taxes, even on income they might make from their home states that they’re paid while in New York.
Cuomo said he needs help from Washington in order to cover budget deficits from COVID-19, let alone subsidize state income tax for essential workers that flocked to New York’s aid.
“If we don’t get more money from Washington, we can’t fund schools, right, so at the rate we want to fund them. We are in dire financial need,” he said.
Maybe Cuomo wouldn’t be in such a financial bind if he didn’t do such stupid things as waste taxpayer dollars on providing public benefits to illegal aliens.