According to a Post count, Mayor Eric Adams has now asked fellow Democrat Joe Biden 36 times for help with the president-made refugee crisis.
And 36 times Biden has asked Hizzoner to shake the sand.
Not only should New Yorkers take a huge FU from the award, but they should also face a $12 billion tax.
That’s how much the migrant housing bill will be by fiscal year 2025, according to Adams (assuming there isn’t one). increase In the river).
When President Gerald Ford turned down Mayor Abe Beame’s request for help during the city’s near bankruptcy in 1975 – leading to the famous headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead” – it was perhaps a little more understandable: the two men were at least of different parties .
And the federal authorities later did give some help.
Still, Ford blamed his denials in large part for losing the White House to Jimmy Carter the following year.
Let’s face it: the refugee crisis isn’t really New York’s fault. And it’s not Adam’s.
When Biden took office, contrary to all warnings, it was blamed on the Americans.
It was “simply inhumane on the part of the national government,” Adams said already in January. “It is irresponsible that we don’t have a real national response to what is happening on our border.”
At one point, the mayor even criticized Vice President Kamala Harris: “One person…” . . we should look at that – it’s often said that . . . The vice president has too much in her portfolio to just focus on executing this decompression strategy.”
But despite Adams’ entreaties, Team Biden has burdened the city with billions — and more — in spending on food, shelter, medical care and education for tens of thousands of newly arrived illegal migrants.
So far, despite the multi-billion dollar bill, Washington has only raised a paltry $142 million in funding — enough to last just under two weeks considering the city has to pay nearly $10 million a day to migrants.
Heck, just this week, a year after the migrant tide began, Biden finally dispatched former DNC chairman Tom Perez, a top adviser, to sit down with Adams.
And that closed-door meeting came just days after news reports and videos of dire circumstances and sleeping migrants on the sidewalk outside the city’s processing center at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
Here’s the cold, hard truth: New York simply can’t afford the expense. Even the state’s financial watchdog, Tom DiNapoli (another Democrat) says it.
“The lack of federal policy adjustments and significant matching funding to handle the influx of asylum seekers has left the city with an unsustainable financial problem,” DiNapoli wrote in a new 48-page document.
Worse still, “There does not appear to be any significant federal support for this, and a change in existing immigration policies does not appear imminent.”
Biden created this nightmare, and now he won’t even listen to his Democrats to fix it.
If the madness doesn’t stop soon, there won’t be much of the city to welcome anyone.