Monday, January 16, 2017

Federal Government Funds 1/3 of California's State Budget

I heard an amazing statistic on Fox News.  The federal government funds over 1/3 of California’s state budget.  This state is heavily dependent upon taxpayer monies.  This doesn’t include direct grants and other monies cities like Los Angeles get.

Most of these federal funds support health and human services. 

More than 7 in 10 federal dollars that flow through California’s state budget — $69.3 billion in 2016-17 — support health and human services (HHS) for children, seniors, and many other Californians (see chart). Most of these federal dollars, roughly $58 billion, go to Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program), which provides health care services to more than 13 million Californians with low incomes. The second-largest share of federal funding for HHS programs — $7.7 billion — goes to the state Department of Social Services. These funds support child welfare services, foster care, the CalWORKs welfare-to-work program, and other services that assist low-income and vulnerable Californians.

How much of that money funds illegal aliens?  California’s illegal alien population is reputedly at around 2.4 million.  I believe that number is seriously low-balled.  No one knows how many illegal aliens reside in the United States, not alone California.  However, in 2015 less than half of all non-commercial drivers’ licenses were issued to “undocumented immigrants” who amounted to 1.4 million applicants.  We should also take into consideration some 720,000 non-citizens that are housed in California’s prison system.

We are financing California’s lawlessness.  I do believe we have a lot of leverage considering they’re dependent upon the U.S. taxpayer for a 1/3 of their budget.

I do hope President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress makes use of this leverage.  We have these scumbags by the balls. It’s time to squeeze. 


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