After the recent shock poll and secession threats looming, California is now looking into ways to divert funds from reaching the Federal Government, basically to suspend financial transfers/ties with Washington after President Donald Trump threatened to cut federal money financing to sanctuary cities.
California holds a big chunk of the top 10 cities/counties which may loose tax payer funding for providing a safe haven for illegal/undocumented immigrants. The top 10 consists of New York, Chicago/Cook County, Los Angeles/LA County, Philadelphia, Detroit/Wayne County, Seattle/King County, San Francisco, Boston/Suffolk County, Denver and, last but not least, Washington DC.
Californian officials are trying to offset the potential loss of federal funding/taxpayer support via monies which currently flow through Sacramento to the Federal Government. Basically, if Donald Trump will start punishing counties/cities that don’t cooperate with his policies of turning over the illegal immigrants, California will stop paying taxes to Washington.
Federal funding is responsible for many local and state programs in California, varying from homeless shelters to law enforcement. A former speaker of California State Assembly said in a very recent interview:
“California could very well become an organized non-payer,
They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code.”
It’s worth mentioning that California is one of the few donor states, meaning that it pays more taxes to the US Treasury than it receives in the form of government funding.
Alex Padilla, California’s Secretary of State approved on Thursday for the Calexit proponents to start collecting the 585,407 signatures required by July 25th (or eight percent of California’s voters) for their proposal to qualify on the 2018 ballot.
It would be very interesting to see what would happen if the EBT funds were cut in California over a weekend, I bet they’ll beg for the Marines.
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