Saturday, August 1, 2020

Attack on New York's Billionaires

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of Democrats. Billionaire New York Democrats might have imagined that their staunch support of Democratic candidates, like Andrew Cuomo, would ensure that they would be spared the inconvenience that the current insurrection has visited on those of lesser means. They have just discovered that protection money does not go as far as it used to. (via Zero Hedge)

Not so fast, bunky. In truth, the recent wave of protests has even reached the Hamptons, where a group of peasants with pitchforks protested outside the summer homes of billionaires.They are militating in favor of a billionaire’s tax, a tax on immense wealth. As you know Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the source of monumentally stupid ideas, has been promoting it.

Over 200 protesters wielding pitchforks marched through the Hamptons Thursday to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) slap billionaires with a wealth tax.

According to Business Insider, the group - organized by a coalition of activist groups including New York Communities for Change, a homeless advocacy organization, and News Guild (CWA) marched throughout the ultra-wealthy vacation town. Stops included the homes of several billionaires, including investor Daniel Loeb, real-estate developer Steven Roth and Hudson Yards developer Steven Ross - all Cuomo donors, according to the report (citing The Guardian).

It would have not have been complete if it did not have a leftist politician advocating to keep poor children stupid. How would he want to do so? By shutting down charter schools.

The protesters were joined by State Senatorial candidate Jabari Brisport, who said outside of Loeb's East Hampton mansion "If there is one thing that makes me more mad than billionaires, it's billionaires like Dan Loeb that push and advocate for charter schools," adding "I'm sick of the attacks on our public school children, and I'm sick of people like this donating to Andrew Cuomo so he can sit there in Albany twiddling his thumbs about how to deal with this budget deficit."

As of now New York state has 118 billionaires. Gov. Cuomo has declared that if they institute such a tax, the billionaires will all leave New York. Already, I suspect that many of them are seeing the writing on the wall. They did not get that rich by being stupid.


David Foster said...

When I saw the 'pitchfork' part, I really thought this had to be the Babylon Bee.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

That's probably where they get their ideas.

urbane legend said...

Brisport studied at two acting/drama schools. According to Wikipedia, Jabari Brisport is an American politician, activist, actor, and teacher from New York City.
Politician gives him a big stage, doesn't it?

Sam L. said...

Smart billionaires and millionaires will move to Florida. New York is committing stupidity and suicide.

Giordano Bruno said...

Leftist billionaires and leftist bums face off. We all win.