Skip to comments.Old Soviet Excuse Recycled [semi-satire]
Posted on 10/02/2018 10:08:14 AM PDT by John Semmens
This week Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) tried to blame bad weather for the population drain affecting his state. Marc Molinaro, his Republican opponent in the race for governor, pounced on the excuse and pointed out that Stalin and the old Soviet Union said the same thing after their disastrous collectivization of farms led to a sharp decline in output and widespread famine.
Weather is a variable that has always existed, Molinaro observed. Individuals have coped with it for thousands of years. The capitalism and free markets that have prevailed across the United States have enabled individuals to mitigate and overcome difficult changes in the weather. The decline in population in our state is more related to the high taxes favored by the Democratic Party. Productive people are taking their brains and their capital to states that have lower taxes. If we want to retain the best and brightest in our state we need to copy the policies of the low-tax states, not concoct lane theories blaming the weather.
Cuomo sought to defend his contention by pointing out that most of the states gaining population are warm-weather states. Since warm weather and low taxes seem to go together in the states gaining population, I defy anyone to prove that weather is not the primary cause of the population shift. Im confident that voters will give me the benefit of the doubt when they go to the polls in November.
In related news, President Trump told a United Nations audience that socialism and communism only produce suffering, corruption, and decay. The Washington Posts global opinions editor Karen Attiah called Trumps remarks chilling. Hes basically disrespecting the social systems chosen by most other countries around the world. I mean, just this week in Venezuela, President Maduro announced that taxes would be raised to astronomical levels to save the socialist revolution. So, even if we suppose Trump is right in his analysis, destroying another countrys firmly held beliefs is no way to conduct diplomacy.
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Molinaro should go TRUMP on Mario Cuomo,Jr. What does he have to lose. If he goes a little off, he will get much needed media attention! The GOP in NY is MIA , as usual.
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