During a recent interview with Fox News, investor and television personality Kevin O’Leary didn’t hold back in his criticism of liberal policy makers. While O’Leary praised the vibrant energy and people of cities like New York, he admitted that he would not invest his capital there.
“The problem is when you ask me would I invest capital here?” O’ Leary asked. “No. And if I don’t want to put my money here, those jobs are going somewhere else. And I’m just one investor. I’m very vocal about this because I think it’s important to talk about it.” Despite facing criticism for his views, O’Leary has continued to speak out against policies in blue states and cities, arguing that they do not reward success.
O’Leary went on to single out states like San Francisco, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, and questioned why so many people are leaving these areas.
“Why are we losing 1,200 wealthy individuals a day to Miami Beach? They move out of New York,” he said. According to O’Leary, those who remain in these areas are paying the price, with taxes continuing to rise.
“There’s no more place for guys from New York and Miami. I live there. There’s no more apartments for them. They keep pouring into the state to escape the brutality of the policy in their home states,” he added.
O’Leary believes that it’s time for policy makers to take a closer look at creating a pro-business environment that is attractive to investors and young families, regardless of political affiliation.
WATCH: Kevin O'Leary – Mr. Wonderful – SLAMS the failed policies in Democrat-led states that are creating an exodus of people and businesses. pic.twitter.com/5rON50AzZD
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