NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Cardi B recently took to social media to criticize New York City Mayor Eric Adams following the announcement of deep budget cuts amounting to $120 million to essential services from the city.
The Bronx native expressed outrage over budget cuts, targeting reductions in crucial sectors like education, sanitation and law enforcement, according to the Daily Mail.
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Cardi B slams Eric Adams on NYC budget cuts: ‘Crimes are going to skyrocket’ https://t.co/yKilyXCs9V pic.twitter.com/sHGtdBkq9n
— New York Post (@nypost) November 20, 2023
Cardi B’s fiery criticism of NYC Mayor Eric Adams over budget cuts
In an Instagram live stream, Cardi B vehemently criticized the decision, highlighting the negative impact on vital services. “A $120 million cut to schools, libraries, police and sanitation in New York is already super dirty,” the Grammy-winning rapper exclaimed.
Expressing concern for her community, she questioned the allocation of funds, juxtaposing budget cuts in crucial departments with national spending.
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“How come there is a $100 million budget cut in New York for schools, libraries, police security and sanitation, while Joe Biden talks about ‘yes we can finance two wars’?” » asked Cardi B.
Cardi B delivers fiery criticism to New York City Mayor Eric Adams over budget cuts. (Cardi B/Instagram)
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New York Mayor Eric Adams cites migrant crisis to justify budget cuts
On Thursday, November 16, New York City Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a $110.5 billion budget, justifying necessary budget cuts following the city’s spending of $1.45 billion, apparently caused by the crisis of migrants.
Cardi B, known for her philanthropy, expressed distress over the potential impact on her Bronx community, citing concerns for relatives and friends residing in the affected areas.
“What will happen to my nieces, what will happen to my nephews, what will happen to my cousins, my aunts, my friends who live in the neighborhood,” asked the rapper.
The proposed cuts would significantly reduce the number of NYPD officers, impacting public safety by reducing the force by a fifth. Additionally, education would suffer a substantial loss of $1 billion over two years, leading to delays in various programs including trash collection and preschool initiatives.
New York Mayor Eric Adams cited the migrant crisis to justify huge budget cuts (Getty Images)
Netizens Agree With Cardi B’s Criticism Of Eric Adams’ Budget Cuts
Adams’ announcement sparked backlash from various city entities, including libraries, who lamented impending impacts on services due to insufficient funding. City Council Progressive Caucus Chairman Lincoln Restler echoed Cardi B’s sentiments, calling the cuts “unnecessary” and “dangerous.”
The decision also drew sharp criticism from the city’s largest police union, warning that reducing the number of officers to levels not seen since the 1980s and 1990s would compromise public safety, according to the Daily Mail .
President Patrick Hendry of the Police Benevolent Association urged the government to work together to safeguard the city’s decades-long progress in maintaining public safety.
Netizens also aligned themselves with Cardi B’s stance, expressing their dismay and criticism of the budget decisions. Comments flooded social media platforms, with many users expressing agreement and concern over the potential consequences of the cuts.
One wrote: “Too late,” while another added: “I agree with her.”
“All politicians do is spend, spend, spend,” one person said, highlighting widespread distrust of government spending practices.
Someone else called for higher taxes, saying, “Raise taxes dramatically. EVERY New York resident needs to start paying their fair share.
One questioned Mayor Adams’ position, expressing, “Why is he still here?” »
— Josh Staydohar (@1patriotwaiting) November 20, 2023
I agree with her.
— Katy Bell (@KatyBel12330231) November 20, 2023
All politicians do is Spend Spend.
– Houskat 🇺🇸🐊🌴 (@houskat48) November 20, 2023
Dramatically raise taxes. EVERY New York resident needs to start paying their fair share.
– Lord Callisto (@Redwulf_XIII) November 20, 2023
why is he still there?
— Lincoln (@jonnyboy94107) November 20, 2023
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