According to a recent article attributed to San Francisco CBS station, KPIX, the liberal Democrat leadership in California is planning to go Donald Trump one better if he follows up on his threat (one hopes it’s a promise and not just a threat) to withhold federal money from the law-breaking states which have sanctuary cities coddling and protecting illegal alien criminals and breaking federal law.
The article informs us that California is “studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington” if President Trump follows through on his campaign promise and withholds federal money from the law-breaking sanctuary cities.
California is already going broke and is pimping for any tax dollars it can coax from its already over-taxed citizens, and then pretends that it doesn’t really need the millions of dollars it gets from Uncle Sugar? Just wait until the highly taxed citizens of California catch on to the Democrat leaders’ scheme and themselves try the logic of not paying Sacramento the taxes it demands of private citizens. This scheme to oppose President Trump as he tries to get control of America’s immigration problem may explode in their faces.
And what about the states and cities that do not participate in the sanctuary scheme and are paying money owed to the federal government as they should? Most states smaller than California who have relatively smaller geographical size and fewer citizens, continue to pay proportionately more in taxes to Washington than do the larger states, and to let the needy, highly indebted or just plain broke, states such as California, Illinois and New York avoid the same taxes other states pay, just because they are practicing illegal immigration policy, is just plain nuts. The lesser states who are behaving legally are already paying higher per-capita taxes/money transfers to Washington in order to support the larger states who have more people, more welfare and much higher indebtedness than their smaller counterpart states. The reason states like California and other sanctuary states are having financial troubles is a package deal of behaving illegally, practicing socialism and being run by Democrats.