Former host of ‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe took aim at Democrat Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday over comments he made implying that any and all lockdown measures are justifiable even if it saves. As The Daily Caller reports:
Appearing on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing” to discuss the debate between those who want to keep things locked down and others who want to see the economy reopened, Rowe told anchor Dana Perino that, despite what Cuomo said about taking a job as an “essential worker” if they want to go to work, Americans should “think differently” about what workers are deemed “nonessential.”
“If you look at the impact of removing those workers from our economy, our macroeconomy, you can see they’re absolutely essential. Language always matters,” he said…
“Well, not to pile up on the governor, but a couple of weeks ago he said another thing that really snapped my neck,” said Rowe. “He said, ‘No measure no matter how drastic or draconian should be deemed unjustified if it saves a single life.’”
“Safety obviously is very, very, very important, but the notion that nothing in the country is more important than staying safe, that’s not something commonsensical people embrace,” he continued. “That’s something you hear from people who are trying to sell you something, or politicians who are trying to get reelected. We have to get away from the cookie-cutter bromides and platitudes and start dealing with one zip code at a time.”
As lockdown mania continues, especially in Blue states controlled by Democrats, the economic costs continue to unfold as incredibly dire, lending credibility to Rowe’s words.