The Queens Village Republican Club’s monthly General Club Meeting on February 4th focused on our small businesses and restaurants, the relationship of citizens to government, which should be protector of our rights and privileges, and how State Legislators have made Governor Cuomo “king” who has excercised his absolute powers to pick winners and losers and crush the backbone of small businesses. Here is the video of the entire meeting, including experiences by Mickey King, president of Antun’s of Queens Village, and Duke Quan, owner of BIA Restaurant in New Hyde Park.
“The essence of a free and democratic society is based on checks and balances on power. Queens County is one of New York State’s 62 counties. Queens suffers from absolute control by one political party. There are no checks on power and Queens legislators at the city and state level cower at King Cuomo’s exalted powers. At the end of this political gamesmanship rests the fate of the New York City small business community. After thousands of small businesses shutter their doors, the autopsy will reveal the true cause of death to put on the toe tag of each dream which was known as a small business. In varying degrees, many counties across the state have suffered the same fate.”
– The Politics of the Pandemic: Crushing the Backbone of Americas Small Businesses