Sacramento, CA: Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, recently signed another new bill into law giving already illegal aliens additional state benefits that will further soak up taxpayer money and continue to bleed the state dry.
This new bill was followed by another bill that will transform vacant retail stores into ‘affordable’ housing. The term ‘affordable housing’ in California is an oxymoron.
More on that later.
Newsom, who has been in the press lately in a futile effort to get his name back out there, put more ink on paper to generously expand illegal alien benefits.
These far-reaching and expensive benefits will further complicate the economic struggles California is currently facing.
But their financial woes didn’t stop Newsom from waving that pen onto the new bill.
The bill consists of several new components aimed at providing easier access to state programs. Such as:
– Obtaining a new driver’s license regardless of immigration status
– Eligibility for legal assistance in civil matters
– Access to community healthcare workers who can provide increased cultural awareness and health-related services in their native language
– Improved academic access to in-state tuition programs at state and public universities and colleges
A significant part of the problem is that many illegal immigrants do not pay taxes and find cash paying employment. Much of their money earned is quickly sent back to their host country where the dollar goes much further.
This problem is further worsened by the states income tax rate. California leads the nation in the highest personal income tax rates at a whopping 13.3%.
Having the state absorb these costs, but not getting any costs in return via taxes will only further bring the California into deeper debt.
In a statement provided by Newson during a press conference, he stated:
“California is expanding opportunity for everyone, regardless of immigration status. We’re a state of refuge – a majority-minority state, where 27 percent of us are immigrants.
“That’s why I’m proud to announce the signing of today’s bills to further support our immigrant community, which makes our state stronger every single day.”
Stronger? Or poorer?
The Retail Store Housing Bill
Newson also recently signed a bill that would aim at turning unused, shuttered retail stores, vacant commercial buildings and other similar structures into affordable housing.
The term ‘affordable housing’ is considered ironic as California is among the nation’s highest property tax states.
In a press conference issued by Newson and his administration, which was located in a former funeral home, (oh, the symbolism there!) he stated:
“This is a moment on a journey to reconcile original sin, the original sin of the state of California. And that’s the issue of housing and affordability.”
Interesting choice of words for a highly progressive liberal. Liberals are not known for their religious beliefs. They’re certainly not represented in their actions.
“I know you all agree with this, it is not okay that we have one of the lowest homeownership rates in the country.”
One of the reasons for the low home ownership figures are the skyrocketing costs of living in California. Their overlapping, overly bureaucratic and disproportionate government departments are taxing the residents more and more.
That is one of the reasons why more people are leaving the state than moving into it.
Their goal is to ‘create more jobs’ by adding all these construction projects. In fact, Newsom announced a one billion dollar plan to help fund ‘shovel ready’ projects to stimulate construction deals.
However, as previously mentioned, many construction workers often work for cash, which ultimately leads to one thing, not paying taxes.
Newsom’s plan to create more housing is ambitious. But after all is said and done, it is going to continue to bleed the state financially.
Some online comments showed some of the residents discontent with the new bills, as they are not focused on already present and legal California residents.
In fact, comments were shut off on the YouTube video of the Newsom press conference. Gee, why would that be?
Newsom loves the media.
California Governor Gavin Newsom flies to Texas, violating state law passed while he was Lt. Governor
Posted September 26, 2022
The following contains content which is editorial in nature and expresses the opinion of the writer.
AUSTIN, TX – California passed a law in 2017 that forbids members of the state government from traveling to twenty-two different states. Governor Gavin Newsom believes he is above the law.
This weekend, he flew to Texas to speak at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.
.@GavinNewsom is in TX to give a talk for @TexasTribune. The state of CA has banned state travel to Texas. Is he not traveling as the Governor? Is he not traveling with state funded security? Why doesn’t anyone care that these rules and protests are all virtue signaling nonsense? pic.twitter.com/3ShKhCAr3H
— Jennifer Sey (@JenniferSey) September 25, 2022
For anyone interested in what this event is, it is an opportunity for liberals to together in a conservative state to talk about how wonderful they all are and how their progressive policies are the best ideas ever, even though they continue to lead to extreme financial suffering for average American’s, while actual conservatives and a few RINOs get a few minutes on stage to discuss their thoughts as well.
Aside from Newsom, here is a list of some of the notable liberals in attendance.
Ted Cruz and Glen Younkin were also on the slate along with RINOs Liz Cheney and Dan Crenshaw.
It is important to establish what this event is and who was there as we dig into the California state travel ban.
For the record, the Lone Star State is one of the states on the California “do not fly” list.
So, how does Newsom justify traveling someplace that his state dictates they are not allowed to go?
He didn’t, because no one asked him. But in typical liberal fashion, he just does what he wants to do.
Accountability for their actions is not something they are very big on. And the media, in the Democrat’s back pockets, will never do anything to hold them accountable.
For those unfamiliar with the travel ban, California does not allow people traveling on state business to attend conferences, training, meetings or any other activity while acting in an official capacity, if those activities are located in a state that California has deemed to have discriminatory laws in effect.
What kind of laws do they deem discriminatory? Most laws in Texas would probably be scrutinized by California. But specifically, they believe that Texas in just one of numerous states that discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community.
Reread that. They are not accusing these states of not doing enough to protect them. They are saying that they actively discriminate against that community.
Here is the actual verbiage from California’s AB 1887, Prohibition on State-Funded and State-Sponsored Travel to States with Discriminatory Laws.
The law “prohibits a state agency, department, board, or commission from requiring any state employees, officers, or members to travel to a state that, after June 26, 2015, has enacted a law that
(1) has the effect of voiding or repealing existing state or local protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
(2) authorizes or requires discrimination against same-sex couples or their families or on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; or
(3) creates an exemption to antidiscrimination laws in order to permit discrimination against same-sex couples or their families or on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”
The states currently banned besides Texas are:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
So, what exactly has Texas done to gain membership into this club?
For starters, Texas does not allow men pretending to be women to use women’s restroom and locker rooms.
Yet somehow, Newsom wound up in Texas with his security, the trip likely funded by taxpayer dollars.
And the mainstream media is silent on the hypocrisy.
But breaking the rules that he puts in place for his constituents should come as no surprise with Gavin. Just look at the number of times he was seen maskless in public during the pandemic while enforcing people to wear masks everywhere or face penalties.
But to the Texas trip specifically, the California legislature has carved out exceptions for the travel ban.
Let’s see if anyone can find where the Texas Tribune Festival fits in with one of these seven things.
- Enforcement of California law, including auditing and revenue collection.
- To meet contractual obligations incurred before January 1, 2017.
- To comply with requests by the federal government to appear before committees.
- To participate in meetings or training required by a grant or required to maintain grant funding.
- To complete job-required training necessary to maintain licensure or similar standards required for holding a position, in the event that comparable training cannot be obtained in California or a different state not subject to the travel prohibition.
- For the protection of public health, welfare, or safety, as determined by the affected agency, department, board, authority, or commission, or by the affected legislative office.
Please reach out to us if you see the correlation between his trip to Austin and any of those 7 exceptions, because we are not seeing the common denominator.
In the meantime, California will leave Texas on the banned travel list, because they cannot in good conscience spend money in a state that doesn’t see things the same way they do.
But it makes you wonder why they refuse to allow Texans to travel to California and spend their money out there.
If this travel ban is a matter of principle over “discriminatory” laws, then why wouldn’t they also refuse to allow state employees from those 22 states to come there for conferences and such?
Could it be that they don’t really care about the principles, they just hate conservative ideology, and all of this is really just political posturing?
CA Gov. Newsom reveals what triggered him to run anti-Florida ads (spoiler alert: he hates freedom)
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SACRAMENTO, CA- The inept governor of California, Vaseline boy Gavin Newsom took to the Florida airwaves a week or two back for the sole purpose of taking aim at that state’s extremely popular governor, Ron DeSantis.
It was a bit confusing why Newsom would attempt to interfere in the politics of a state some 3,000 miles away.
Add to it the fact that the ad made the absurd point that Florida residents, who pay no income tax and have at least “reasonable” gas prices in the current environment should give all that up and move to the hellhole that is California.
“Freedom is under attack in your state” was the call from Newsom, odd since California was ruled as a quasi-dictatorship for two years during the pandemic. It was, shall we say, strange.
We’re about to celebrate Independence Day — but Freedom is under attack by Republican leaders in states like Florida.
Making it harder to vote.
Criminalizing women and doctors.
It’s time to stand up. Don’t let them take your freedom. pic.twitter.com/cFI5UzgZzX
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 3, 2022
Many thought that Newsom, who fancies himself a potential Democratic Party presidential candidate possibly as early as 2024 if Democrats kick dementia-ridden Joe Biden to the curb, was targeting DeSantis, who is also widely considered to be a contender for the 2024 Republican nomination for president. Attempt to “take out” the competition, so to speak.
As the Washington Examiner reported this week, Newsom claimed the reason he targeted DeSantis in the ad wasn’t political, it was personal. According to Brylcreem Boy, he went after the Florida governor allegedly because of DeSantis’s threat to fine the Special Olympics $27 million if it didn’t remove its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Sure Newsom, we’ll buy that lol.
“He did something that tipped me very directly and that was going after the Special Olympics,” Newsom told the Sacramento Bee, speaking of DeSantis. “That led to the consideration of doing something a little bit more expressive, and that was the determination on the ad.”
In a hilarious bit of irony, Newsom in June called the Florida governor’s pushback on the Special Olympics vaccine mandate “bullying.”
Clearly. DeSantis resides 24/7 in the head of Newsom…one might say, he’s obsessed with him. This from a man who imposed some of the most draconian, arbitrary, and capricious COVID-19 restrictions in the country, restrictions which he himself felt no need to obey himself…see the “French Laundry” for an example.
In the Florida ad, Newsom mentioned a number of current events, including abortion, schools wading into social justice areas, and medical freedom.
“I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight—join us in California, where we still believe in freedom: Freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate, and the freedom to love,” Newsom said. “Don’t let them take your freedom.”
Newsom forgot the freedom to step in human feces while walking the streets of Los Angeles or San Francisco. Freedom to get shot while on the boardwalk in the City by the Bay. Freedom to pay $7.00 plus per gallon of gasoline.
Freedom to have your electricity shut off in the middle of summer. Freedom to get arrested while wakeboarding all by yourself off the coast for violating COVID mandates. You know, all that type of “freedom.”
DeSantis wasted no time in pushing back against Newsom during a press conference a few days later.
“Let us be clear. California is driving people away with their terrible governance…it’s almost hard to drive people out of a place like California…and yet they’re finding a way to do it.”
DESANTIS: "California is driving people away with their terrible governance…it's almost hard to drive people out of a place like California…and yet they're finding a way to do it." pic.twitter.com/I3RFmEHif9
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 8, 2022
Meanwhile, DeSantis reelection campaign spokesman Dave Abrams noted that Florida voters are probably not all that impressed with how Newsom is handling California.
“The people of Florida pay no mind to the pathetic smear campaigns from the Democrats and their allies in the corporate media,” he told the Daily Wire. “We’re too busy enjoying the freedom Governor Ron DeSantis has created in the Sunshine State.”
DeSantis is widely considered future presidential material, although he has dismissed questions about him possibly being a 2024 candidate, saying he is focused on getting reelected to the Florida governor’s office.
Whether he runs or not would likely depend on whether Donald Trump announces he will again seek the Republican nomination.
Meanwhile Newsom is getting some traction among Democrats despite the fact California has turned into the American version of a third-world hell hole.
There have been some stirrings within the Democratic Party that Joe Biden is simply too old and showing numerous signs of possible dementia, hence looking at possible replacements.
However, with inflation at 40-year highs and no end in sight, 2024 may turn into a bloodbath for Democrats no matter who runs in either party.