After suffering years of financial mismanagement at the hands of Gavin Newsom, and before him, Jerry Brown, California is now in some deep fiscal trouble. But rather than own up to his mistakes and take responsibility for them, Newsom is instead blaming the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) for his poor leadership while demanding that the federal government rescue his state from financial ruin.
During a recent appearance on CNN‘s “State of the Union,” Newsom basically told Jake Tapper that California would be doing just fine if it were not for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), denying all allegations that his shutdown of the state economy and corresponding lockdowns had anything to do with it. Instead, it is all Trump’s fault, which means that California deserves a massive stimulus injection, according to Newsom.
But California will not be receiving federal bailout funds anytime soon because President Trump has indicated that handing out money to states is premature. Newsom disagrees, however, and insists that it is Trump’s “ethical” and “moral” responsibility to bring California back from the brink that it has been veering towards for many years.
“I mean, a year ago, Jake, we were running a $21.5 billion surplus,” Newsom stated. “And here we are at $54.3 billion budget deficit that is directly COVID-induced.
“We have been managing our budget effectively, efficiently, paying down our long-term pension obligations. We have a bond rating that went up twice last year, the highest in decades. So, we’re not looking for charity. We’re not looking for handouts. It’s social responsibility, at a time when states, not just California, large and small, all across this country, cities, and counties, large and small, all across this country are facing unprecedented budgetary stress. It is incumbent upon the federal government to help support these states through this difficult time.”
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While the Democrat-led House tried to put forth a second stimulus bill that would have bailed out California and other struggling states, the Republican-led Senate indicated that it would not pass it. Consequently, California will have to clean up its own mess, which Newsom is of course blaming on Trump.
“The next time they want to salute and celebrate our heroes, our first responders, our police officers, and firefighters, consider the fact that they are the first ones that will be laid off by cities and counties,” Newsom stated, implying that he is in no way responsible for these layoffs.
“The folks that are out there, the true heroes of this pandemic are health care workers and nurses. Those county health systems have been ravaged. Their budgets have been devastated and depleted. Their budget counts depleted since this pandemic. They’re the first ones to be laid off.”
At no point during his interview with Tapper did Newsom even suggest that his continued forced lockdowns, contingent upon a future vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), might be playing any role in his state’s struggling economy and inability to continue paying “essential” workers. Instead, he diverted all of the blame towards Republicans who refuse to hand him free cash.
“Twenty percent of Americans are unemployed,” Newsom went on to state. “These are Depression-era unemployment numbers, and we have to own up to that.”
No, Newsom: You need to own up to that.
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