President Trump issued four executive actions to aid Americans afflicted by the COVID lockdowns, and Democrats are already complaining.
Included in these measures was an extension of unemployment at $400/week.
The federal government would pay for most of these checks, shouldering 75% of the costs.
States only have to put up 24%.
But the biggest state in the country, which has thrown money away, suddenly is out of cash:
It “would create a burden the likes which even a state as large as California could never absorb without, again, massive cuts to important services, or further burdening … businesses and individuals,” Newsom, a Democrat, told reporters during a Monday virtual press conference.
Trump, a Republican, signed an executive order over the weekend that enhances the unemployment payment by $400 a week. The increase will be funded in a 75-25 split between the federal government and states, according to a White House memo.
Gov. Newsom of California says the state can’t afford the 25% of unemployment extension issued by President Trump.
The state received billions in aid to battle COVID-19. The governor spent much of that money on checks to undocumented aliens.
Yet when the president wants to help out-of-work Americans, California has no money.
California has some of the highest taxes in the entire country. Why can’t it find the money to help the unemployed?
CA has shelled out cash to help homeless, endless government pensions, wasteful projects, and socialist programs.
But they refuse to work with Trump to help regular Americans?
Keep in mind, Gov. Newsom issued some of the strictest lockdown measures in the entire country.
Then, he began to reopen the state—only to force it shut again!
Businesses can’t open. People can’t feed their kids. Children might not be able to go to school.
On top of that, Newsom wants to refuse unemployment checks to people he forced out of work?
Something smells rotten, doesn’t it?
- President Trump issued an order to extend unemployment to $400/week.
- of California refused to pay the 25% required of states.
- Newsom issued the strictest lockdown orders, extending them even now.
Source: The Epoch Times