NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Cardi B recently took to social media to criticize New York City Mayor Eric Adams after announcing significant $120 million in budget cuts to major city departments.
The Bronx native expressed outrage over the cuts, targeting spending cuts in critical sectors such as education, sanitation and law enforcement, the Daily Mail reported.
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Cardi B slams Eric Adams over NYC budget cuts: ‘Crime is through the roof’ https://t.co/yKilyXCs9V pic.twitter.com/sHGtdBkq9n
— New York Post (@nypost) November 20, 2023
Cardi B Slams New York Mayor Eric Adams Over Budget Cuts
Cardi B slammed the decision on Instagram Live, highlighting the negative impact on vital services. “120 million budget cuts to schools, libraries, police and sewer systems in New York City is already f*cking dirty,” the Grammy-winning rapper exclaimed.
Expressing concern for her community, she questioned the allocation of funds, weighing budget cuts in key departments against national spending.
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“How can you cut New York City’s budget by $100 million for damn schools, libraries, police security and sanitation, and Joe Biden says, ‘Yeah, we can fund two wars’?” questioned Cardi B.
Cardi B has slammed New York City Mayor Eric Adams over budget cuts. (Cardi B/Instagram)
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams cites migrant crisis to justify budget cuts
On Thursday, Nov. 16, New York City Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a $110.5 billion budget, explaining that the cuts were necessary after the city spent $1.45 billion apparently caused by the migrant crisis.
Cardi B, known for her philanthropy, expressed concern about the potential impact on her Bronx community, citing concerns about family and friends living in the affected areas.
“What’s going to happen to my nieces, what’s going to happen to my nephews, what’s going to happen to my cousins, my aunts, my friends that live down the block,” the rapper asked.
The proposed cuts would significantly reduce the number of NYPD officers, impacting public safety as the police force would be cut by one-fifth. In addition, education will suffer a significant $1 billion loss over two years, causing delays in various programs including trash collection and early childhood education initiatives.
New York Mayor Eric Adams blamed the refugee crisis as justification for huge budget cuts (Getty Images)
Internet users agree with Cardi B’s criticism of Eric Adams’ budget cuts
Eric Adams’ announcement prompted backlash from various city organizations, including libraries, who lamented the inevitable impact on services due to insufficient funding. City Council Progressive Caucus Chairman Lincoln Wrestler echoed Cardi B’s sentiments, calling the cuts “unnecessary” and “dangerous.”
The decision also drew sharp criticism from the city’s largest police union, which warned that cutting the number of officers to levels not seen since the 1980s and 1990s would jeopardize public safety, the Daily Mail reported.
President Patrick Hendry of the Police Benevolent Association called for government cooperation to protect the city’s years of progress in public safety.
Netizens also supported Cardi B’s position, expressing concern and criticism over the budget decisions. Comments flooded social media platforms, with many users expressing agreement and concern about the potential impact 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 mistrust of government spending practices.
Someone else called for tax increases, arguing: “Raise taxes significantly. EVERY New Yorker must start paying their fair share.”
One questioned Mayor Adams’ position, saying, “Why is he even still here?”
— Josh Staydohar (@1 Patriotwaiting) November 20, 2023
I agree with her.
— Katy Bell (@KatyBel12330231) November 20, 2023
All politicians do is spend, spend, spend.
— Houskat 🇺🇸🐊🌴 (@houskat48) November 20, 2023
Raise taxes, and raise them significantly. EVERY New Yorker needs to start paying their fair share.
— Lord Callisto (@Redwulf_XIII) November 20, 2023
Why is he even still here?
— Lincoln (@jonnyboy94107) November 20, 2023
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