Government work must be nice, since actual competence is not a factor at all.  As I’ve written about before, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made several bad calls in response to the Wuhan Flu pandemic, including ushering the sick into nursing homes and infecting the most vulnerable. 

Now, he’s is going to get a $25,000 pay raise even though the state of New York faces a gargantuan $63 billion budget deficit. His new salary will be $250,000, which means he will be the highest paid governor in the nation.

Not everyone got their raise.  The New York Post reports:

Judges and 213 state lawmakers serving in the state Senate and Assembly didn’t get the green light for their own expected raises, which have to be approved by the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation which argued the state is too broke to pay up thanks to COVID-19…

“Simply put the commissioners’ worst fears as articulated in the 2019 Report – a downturn in the state’s finances coupled with an inability to cover increased salary obligations – has unfortunately come to stark reality in the worst possible way,” explained the group, as last year they also declined to approve state Supreme Court judges’ salary boosts, citing last year’s $6 billion budget hole at the time.

The last line of the report reads, “Granting raises to public servants, no matter how much they might otherwise deserve them, is simply not possible at this time.”

Cuomo, however, will still get his money, since the measure was approved last spring.

Cuomo should be fine financially, since he somehow made time during the global pandemic to write a memoir called “American Crisis” which made the New York Times Bestseller List.

Fox News’ Janice Dean tweeted that his raise constitutes, “A dollar and a half for each senior that died in a nursing home.”

Hat Tip: New York Post



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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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