In a somewhat surprising rant against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s favorite progressive term, Governor Cuomo blasted use of the phrase ‘income inequality’ at a minimum wage rally yesterday.

Cuomo, himself an advocate for a hike in the minimum wage, appeared alongside union leaders and rock star Jon Bon Jovi, and proceeded to blast the slogan as a means to “dislike rich people.”

“We never said we were all going to have equal income,” he said before adding that he’s okay with rich people and would like to see his daughters reach such heights.

“I want my daughters to grow up to be millionaires. I want them to take care of me. I want to retire tomorrow!”

Cuomo even went so far as to say he doesn’t use the term ‘income inequality.’

“People call it ‘income inequality.’ I don’t use those words ‘income inequality.’”

As The Observer correctly points out, Cuomo used the phrase just a month ago in his minimum wage op-ed at the New York Times.

In the first sentence.

Actually, the first two words.

And it was capitalized.





During his inaugural speech this past January, Cuomo also remarked that “Income inequality is at the highest point in over a century.”