Gov. Cuomo Getting Big Raise Amid New York’s Massive Deficit

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It has been a horrible year for New York, and a mass exodus from the state is underway. Revenue losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic led to a $63 billion state deficit. How does New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plan to fix the problems? By getting a raise, of course.

On Jan. 2021, CNN’s Chris Cuomo’s big brother’s annual salary will jump from $225,000 to $250,000, making him the highest-paid governor in the nation.

Per Fox Business, judges and lawmakers in the state Senate and Assembly will not receive raises, just Cuomo.

As his legacy barrels towards the ground, Cuomo’s bank account is looking up. He also expects to make a large sum of money from his new book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Is there a politician less qualified to give COVID “leadership lessons” than this guy?

The pandemic will likely cause a $60.5 billion loss through the fiscal year 2024, New York’s Department of Budget predicts.

While Andrew Cuomo awaits his big payday, he’s restricting your Thanksgiving — and subsequently getting dunked on by sheriffs — and planning to “deck” President Donald Trump.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. Of course…him killing people both old (nursing home) and young (abortion up til birth) and running his state’s economy in the ground is considered success in the upside down world.

  2. I’m hoping I’ll get the book before Christmas if I order now. Getting first hand insight on leadership from this guy is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And, for those you who know of someone who is experiencing mental health issues or considering suicide, especially during these times, I highly recommend Dr. Kevorkian’s book on suicide prevention.

  3. $25K raise is a huge raise for such a humble, salt-of-the-earth kind of man. He probably wrote his book and published it for free, as he just wanted to distribute all of the great leadership lessons he learned in his time navigating America’s greatest city through the dangerous sea that is 2020.

  4. The 250k is just a drop in the bucket compared to what he really makes. In the words of Richard Pryor in Brewster’s Millions, why would someone spend millions to get a job that pays thousands unless they planned to steal it all back with interest once they’re in office.

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