California has become the poster child for radical, toxic, left-wing politics.
In the Age of Trump, they have gone full-blown socialist, imposing policies that will surely bankrupt the state. Its current governor cancelled one of its worst projects, but refuses to return the money to Trump.
So the president is fighting back. This one’s going to hurt.
When you look at the policies passed by California’s Democrats, you have to wonder what they are even thinking. Is the entire state run by children? This is the state aggressively pushing for a higher minimum wage–as businesses flee elsewhere. This is the state who legalizes drug abuse and protects illegal aliens, as their homelessness crisis skyrockets.
California cities prioritize idiotic programs, while neglecting needed infrastructure. Cities like San Francisco are so dirty, that human feces and drug needles flow through the streets. Although CA is hit with droughts every year, they have refused to build needed reservoirs (despite being approved for years).
Perhaps one of the stupidest plans was former Gov. Jerry Brown’s high-speed rail. This massive boondoggle had ballooned in cost–with billions of dollars already spent–with no completion in sight. Brown promised it would get finished, but had no plan. All for a rail that would only connect two cities.
The new governor, Gavin Newsom, decided to axe the project after years and billions spent. That means there was $3.5 billion in federal funding that must be returned. Newsom–in reckless defiance of the federal government–vowed to never return that money to President Trump.
Oh, really? You refuse to spend the money for what it was given, yet you won’t return it? What does that sound like? Oh, yeah, theft!
So, President Trump is fighting back. He said the White House would get back the money California wasted on this program. If they refuse, he would cut off further funding.
And that’s just what he’s doing.
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was canceling a federal grant to California worth nearly $1 billion after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the cancelation of the state’s high-speed rail project last week…
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sent a letter to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, informing it that it was terminating its agreement with the state and therefore would refuse to provide the state with $928,620,000 allocated to the high-speed rail project…
The Los Angeles Times reported additionally that the Department of Transportation said it was “actively exploring every legal option” to recover the other $2.5 billion granted by the federal government to California for the project. [Source: Breitbart]
President Trump is one of the most responsible leaders the country has ever seen. He’s not interested in wasting one red penny our tax dollars. That’s a far cry from most Democrats, who burn through our cash like nobody’s business.
Trump is clearly outraged that California has been so irresponsible. The high-speed rail is only one of many times the state has wasted money.
Our president is a man who can complete a project on time and under budget. He’s proved that time and again in his private life as a developer. Imagine his anger over a simple construction project that has stretched on for years–with no end in sight.
He has every right to demand our money back.
This battle is also about the border. President Trump is seeking funds to finally close our weak, open border. While Congress is playing games with our lives, Trump is fighting to make sure the border wall is completed.
Gavin Newsom, on the other hand, refuses to help. He has ordered National Guard troops back from the border. He wants the border California shares with Mexico to be open and defenseless.
It’s clear this governor is not interested in defending American lives or helping California. He’s only interested in spending our money on useless projects.
The question now remains, will Trump be able to get back that $3.5 billion? It may be a vicious fight, but I would never count Trump out. He consistently proves he has a stronger will than every last Democrat combined.
Newsom better get his checkbook out.