Joe Biden’s goal of getting shots into the arms of 70 percent of Americans by July 4th is looking increasingly unlikely to be met. Unsurprisingly, Democrats are working on creative ways to get the numbers up in order to spare him a major political setback.
States and businesses that are a part of the “public-private partnership” are offering up a plethora of perks to induce people to get “the jab”. There has never been a better time for those Americans who are willing to trade their bodily autonomy for free stuff.
One of the politicians who’s pitching in to help Biden meet his metrics is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The man was showered with praise and glory by the media for his handling of the COVID crisis, despite a real record that was completely the opposite of the glowing portrayals.
Cuomo’s latest pitch to those who haven’t been vaccinated is the giveaway of free lottery tickets to all who get in line and roll up their sleeves to take one in the arm for lunchbucket Joe. On Thursday, he announced the “Vax and Scratch” program.
“The chances of winning something are one in nine,” he said. “It’s a situation where everyone wins.”
Today we announce a big new reason to get vaccinated: A chance to win up to $5 million!
Get vaccinated at any of 10 state vax sites and receive a free NYS Lottery scratch off ticket with a grand prize of $5 million.
Must be 18 or older.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) May 20, 2021
Cuomo has been wracked by scandals over multiple allegations of making sexual overtures to former aides. Not to mention his orders that led to the deaths of thousands of his state’s most vulnerable citizens when he sent COVID-infected patients into New York nursing homes. Nonetheless, he was able to promote the new program at his daily press conference.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) announces a state lottery plan called “Vax & Scratch” for residents who get vaccinated next week.
First prize is $5 million, then other prizes down to $20: “The chances of winning something in this program are 1 in 9.” pic.twitter.com/TzVYwcuXDb
— The Recount (@therecount) May 20, 2021
According to Cuomo, “You can win up to 5 million dollars if you get vaccinated next week.”
“Vax and scratch … how do you like that name? vax and scratch. You get a vaccination and you get a lottery ticket for the 5 million dollar mega multiplier New York State Lottery,” Cuomo continued, “Now, the vax and scratch ticket has a first prize of 5 million but a number of prizes that go down to 20 dollars, the chances of winning something in this program are one in nine,” he said.
Cuomo added, “If you were undecided or dubious about getting a vaccine, now you have an added bonus. Don’t miss this chance.”
New York Democrats are increasing their efforts to jump-start Biden’s vaccine drive after initial demand significantly died down. According to one New York television station vaccinations are down over 40 percent since last month.
Other giveaways apparently haven’t done much to move the needle. Cuomo’s previous announcement of free baseball tickets for those who receive the vaccine at Yankees and Mets games didn’t work. Neither did New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hawking of free burgers and fries from Shake Shack as a carrot to get jabbed.
— The Recount (@therecount) May 13, 2021
Similar programs using the lottery to nudge people into vaccine lines have been introduced in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine promoted the Vax-a-Million lottery with prizes up to $1 million or a full four-year scholarship to state universities.
Another use of bribery in the form of lottery giveaways was announced by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan where 41 vaccinated residents could win up to $2 million in cash rewards. Both DeWine and Hogan are Republicans but are also vehemently anti-Trump RINO’s.
Biden is desperate to be able to declare victory over COVID as inflation gnaws away at American pocketbooks. This has people drawing comparisons to the dismal era of Jimmy Carter which the nation’s 46th president and his handlers are determined to avoid.
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