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Governor Cuomo chooses China over American manufacturing

Updated: May 20

Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “good news” that the Chinese communist government helped facilitate (meaning allow in this case) 1000 ventilators to be shipped to NY.

He also announced that the NBA worked with China to secure PPE (thanks, Chi-coms):



It‘s a shame that no large New York based company offered to help, isn’t it? Oh, wait!

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/04/02/gov-andrew-cuomo-has-not-accepted-remingtons-offer-ppe-ventilators-n2566211

Gun manufacturer Remington recently offer"Remington products have served in every U.S. military conflict for 200 years. And while the coronavirus is a new type of war, we're not sitting this one out...We'e standing by ready, willing, and able to support in any way we possibly can. It would be an honor for our company to donate space for the manufacture of mission-critical products, such as ventilators, hospital beds, or anything else deemed necessary," D'Arcy said.
In a video posted on March 23, Ken D'Arcy, the CEO of Remington, said he wrote a letter to President Trump and Cuomo to say the company is willing to help with production and distribution of PPE and ventilators. The company has a plant in Ilion, totaling 1 million square feet, that is now freed up since they have been designated as a non-essential business.
"Remington products have served in every U.S. military conflict for 200 years. And while the coronavirus is a new type of war, we're not sitting this one out...We'e standing by ready, willing, and able to support in any way we possibly can. It would be an honor for our company to donate space for the manufacture of mission-critical products, such as ventilators, hospital beds, or anything else deemed necessary," D'Arcy said.

Cuomo shut Remington down in March and deemed them “non-essential“:


https://www.uticaod.com/news/20200320/remington-arms-shutting-down-until-april-30

Remington Arms will shut down its manufacturing operations in Ilion until April 30, according to Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent J. Bono.
The shutdown, which follows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s directive to close down all non-essential businesses, adds to the concerns about the impact the coronavirus will have on the county’s economy, Bono said.
Remington Arms’ payroll makes up about a sixth of the county’s total economy, he said Friday evening. In addition to that impact, said Bono, “It will be devastating to the families of those workers.”

It wasn’t until the Trump administration deemed firearms manufacturers as “essential” that the factory was able to get ready to resume operations. Andrew Cuomo chose China over a willing US partner in his own state that was willing to provide the equipment needed all because Cuomo hates firearms and didn’t want Remington to be seen as a helper during a national crisis. As of today (4/5), 3565 New Yorkers are dead due to COVID-19. One could wonder how many could have survived if Remington was allowed to make those “much needed” ventilators....


Fun fact btw: during WW2, many companies started producing firearms for the war effort. These companies priorly had no experience making guns. Some notable ones are Smith-Corona (typewriters), GM (cars), Rock-Ola (jukeboxes and entertainment machines). The companies contributed greatly to the war effort. Gun companies now are trying to do the same thing (contribute to the crisis at hand and make medical supplies).







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