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Trump Takes Back $1 Billion from California; Gavin Newsom Complains: ‘Political Retribution’

Posted by M. C. on February 20, 2019

Me thinks Kalifornia needs to divert your tax dollars to pay it’s bills.

by Joel B. Pollak

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.

Newsom used his “State of the State” address Feb. 12 to cancel the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles project, saying it “would cost too much and, respectfully, would take too long” to complete.

However, he told legislators he wanted to complete the portion of the bullet train under construction in the rural Central Valley, lest the state lose federal dollars granted to California by President Barack Obama as part of the 2009 stimulus: “I am not interested in sending $3.5 billion in federal funding that was allocated to this project back to Donald Trump,” Newsom said.

The president had other ideas, and took to Twitter to demand that California return the money. Newsom rejected that demand, insisting: “This is CA’s money, allocated by Congress for this project. We’re not giving it back.”

But on Tuesday, 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 FRA listed several factors informing its decision, including the likelihood that the high-speed rail would not be completed by 2022, as contemplated by the original agreement. The state’s high-speed rail authority had also failed, according to the FRA, to provide “timely and satisfactory financial reports” to the federal government…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom in drag



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California Governor Proposes Tax on Water

Posted by M. C. on January 15, 2019

Taxing water to make it more affordable. This guy could be more dangerous than Bill DiBlasio.
If the guv ever hears about past attempts to buy Great Lakes water, look out Erie.
CA drains dry anything it can get it’s hands on. To the detriment of it’s surroundings.
As a friend once said about CA and the desert it inhabits, there is plenty of water, just too many people.
Here is an idea, let’s open the border and massively increase the strain.

There was never any question that the new California governor, lefty Gavin Newsom, would propose some nutty programs during his reign but, in the first few days of his administration, he is certainly trying to outdo expectations of how wacko he would get.

His just-released budget, titled “California for All,” calls drinking water a “fundamental right,” and adds: “The budget includes short-term measures to bring immediate relief to communities without safe drinking water and also proposes an ongoing sustainable funding source to address this problem into the future.”

This is unadulterated central planning for the type of “problem” that the free market solves on a daily basis. (Note: I outlined how private sector water would work in: Dear Fellow Health Club Member, Please Leave Me the Hell Alone: An economic analysis of the water “shortage)

Specifically, he wants new taxes on water, fertilizer and dairy to provide this “fundamental right.”

From the budget:

 Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund—Establish a new special fund, with a dedicated funding source from new water, fertilizer, and dairy fees, to enable the State Water Resources Control Board to assist communities, particularly disadvantaged communities, in paying for the short-term and long-term costs of obtaining access to safe and affordable drinking water.


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water crisis

Solution: Open the borders to anything with a pulse.

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