NYC’s Totalitarian Socialist Mayor Shows Shocking Ignorance After Suggesting That Small Businesses Can Survive Prolonged Lockdown

Opinion| Ahe| NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says that businesses can survive several more months of shutdown in his caliphate.

A report by the Empire Center’s E.J. McMahon said otherwise as they point out that NYC’s hospitality sector has shed 68% of their jobs and many more could lose their jobs due to the draconian measures taken by the socialist mayor.

The city’s unemployment rate jumped from 4.1% to a whopping 14.2% from March to April. The real estate market in NYC has practically collapsed as many individuals and businesses are unable to pay their rent.

But de Blasio said:

“I’ve talked to lots and lots of business leaders, especially the smallest businesses. They’re very worried about their futures understandably, but they also are hanging on and they know it can be a matter of months until they’ll be back in action.”

From The Blaze

The mayor’s comments come as a new Department of Labor data release shows that the city has lost 21.8% of private-sector jobs since this time last year — far outpacing the national figure of 14.5%. Also, the city’s unemployment rate jumped from 4.1% to a whopping 14.2% from March to April.

But the mayor brushed aside the caller’s “doomsday” concerns and responded, saying, “I couldn’t disagree more with that core analysis.”

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