I'm mind-boggled by California Governor Gavin Newsom's latest progressive tomfoolery.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday plans to give cash payments to adult immigrants living illegally in the state to help them weather the coronavirus crisis.
The plan, which would use a mix of taxpayer money and charitable donations from corporations and philanthropists, will give 150,000 adults $500 each during the coronavirus outbreak, the governor said.
California has had an estimated 2 million immigrants living in the country illegally. They have not been eligible for the $2.2 trillion stimulus package approved by Congress last month, which pledged cash payments to most Americans while boosting unemployment benefits by $600 per week.
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Taxpayers would be kicking in $75 million for the money, while a group of charities has committed to raise another $50 million for a total of $125 million.
There's more at the link.
So money legally
If a private charity or individual donor wishes to help such people, that's fine with me. It's their money, and they can decide what to do with it. However, for the state to forcibly take money from taxpayers, and then squander it on those who've flouted the laws of this country to be here . . . that's iniquitous.
If I were a California taxpayer, I'd be filing a lawsuit over this. Since I'm not, I can only fume from a distance. Nevertheless, those of my readers in California might wish to take note of this. The sooner you can leave that progressive hell-hole, the freer you'll be in every way, politically and financially!