Letter to the Editor

Cuomo’s unlimited powers

By Pietro S. Geraci, Chair, Orange County New York Libertarian Party, Newburgh
Posted 2/25/21

State Senator James Skoufis recently called for the New York State Legislature to revoke the unlimited emergency powers it granted to King Cuomo to fight the Covid-19 pandemic over His …

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Letter to the Editor

Cuomo’s unlimited powers

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State Senator James Skoufis recently called for the New York State Legislature to revoke the unlimited emergency powers it granted to King Cuomo to fight the Covid-19 pandemic over His Majesty’s misreporting of Covid death numbers in nursing homes. While some may applaud the Senator’s stance, Skoufis would rather you not know that he in fact voted to give Cuomo these unlimited executive powers that have wrought havoc across this state, particularly in the Hudson Valley. 

That’s right. Skoufis voted with fellow Democrats and Republicans to abdicate his responsibility as a legislator, a job that pays six-figures, well above the average salary of state residents, and give King Cuomo unlimited powers. Skoufis is responsible for the permanent closure of many businesses and the destruction of thousands of livelihoods throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. He along with his fellow lawmakers are responsible for the ever-growing exodus of residents to states that don’t have the draconian restrictions that not only failed to stop the spread of Covid but also plunged the state further towards economic ruin. Yes, Skoufis does achieve small victories for his district, but he backstabs us when we need him most, like when he went to the bathroom during a vote to raise His Majesty’s salary.

While Skoufis calls for the revocation of Cuomo’s unlimited powers, we should make sure he’s not riding some moral high horse by demanding answers as to why he voted to give Cuomo these powers in the first place.

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