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Trump disaster relief cut-off may cost
California $10 billion

American Thinker, by Chriss Street

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Posted By:ladydawgfan, 1/11/2019 1:51:01 PM

President Trump´s threat to halt California supplemental disaster funding for wildfire and floods unless "they get their act together" could cost the state $10 billion. Floods from a cyclical wet weather year could be more financially devastating to California than the $27 billion in losses from two years of record-sized wildfires that burned three million acres. California continually slashed necessary infrastructure spending over the last decade in order to achieve constitutionally mandated balanced budgets. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded California the booby prize for the worst state in the nation for its $65-billion infrastructure deficit

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Maybe they can use the money set aside for the Bullet Train to nowhere.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starboard_side, 1/11/2019 2:00:27 PM     (No. 11889812)

The Democrats forced a gasoline tax hike, which was then put to the voters to repeal, but the unions and trades people pushed hard to make it seem like the new tax would improve the infrastructure that was ignored previously.

Yes, in California you can fool most of the people all of the time.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 1/11/2019 2:13:32 PM     (No. 11889817)

Given all the harm that Cali Dems have inflicted upon the rest of the country, sounds like a minor down payment.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ok state mom, 1/11/2019 2:14:25 PM     (No. 11889819)

Great news.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/11/2019 2:20:57 PM     (No. 11889822)

Take the $10 billion and use it to build the wall/fence/barrier. California will need to double their “Medicare for all’ budget to take care of all the exploded heads.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 1/11/2019 2:28:01 PM     (No. 11889829)

California has declared itself a sanctuary state, against federal law. I say they don’t get a dime.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RenoVet68, 1/11/2019 2:44:56 PM     (No. 11889843)

You must realize not all Californians are demonRats. Many are conservative or even Republicans that have absolutely no say in CA politics. CA is run by the demonRat legislature, as vile as it is, and the SF, LA, SD voters. Sad.
Split the state!!
Republic of Jefferson

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/11/2019 3:19:55 PM     (No. 11889874)

OP-- I´m one of the people you are referring to. At 88 and an ailing wife and the Italian sickness Fundsalo I have no way out of here

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/11/2019 3:27:26 PM     (No. 11889881)

Cut them off, Mr. President. The left caused these fires, then stuck their fingers in our eyes, so let Moonbeam and the new governor pay for it from Ca. taxes. Silicon Valley has been gouging the rest of the country for decades, so they should have enough money they can cough up.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair, 1/11/2019 5:19:17 PM     (No. 11890003)

I´m sure they can scratch up 10 B by taxing the rich.

Everybody in California is rich.

PS they need two walls. One on the Mex border and one around Gov. Newsom.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy, 1/11/2019 6:40:08 PM     (No. 11890100)

Problem solved... yesterday Gavin said he was going to place cameras in the trees .

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Reply 11 - Posted by: xcenturion, 1/11/2019 6:53:07 PM     (No. 11890116)

I think that´s a great Idea President Trump to withhold fund from an out of control lawless stat. Perhaps the new governor, Gavin Newsom, should place a supplemental tax on the entertainment industry. I´d love to see Jimmy Kimmel pay more in taxes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Uno, 1/11/2019 7:20:38 PM     (No. 11890144)

GOOD!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ribald1, 1/11/2019 8:19:41 PM     (No. 11890178)

We could always send him a bill for fighting the fires on federal land (where most of them have been) and a bill for dealing with flood damage cause by the damaged watersheds on federal land.
We could also bill him for the costs of the daily hundreds of ´caravanners´ that he is forcing us to feed clothe house and care for. Even the thousands of illegals that he instructs the Border Patrol to let into CA every day.
No, we pay our bills, plus the feds bills. Plus more than twice the federal taxes of any other state.
Actually while them taking away the small amount they reimburse us for would be disappointing, we can even handle that.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: strike3, 1/11/2019 10:29:12 PM     (No. 11890228)

The government needs to clearly define "Disaster" as something that is not preventable. That means "no payment if you are stupid."

The sad part is that Jerry Brown gets to retire somewhere thinking that he was a wonderful governor and will delude himself into thinking he should run for president.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: leonardo, 1/11/2019 11:32:10 PM     (No. 11890249)

California needs to be sued for the sequelae of their sanctuary policies: murders, rapes, assaults against American citizens by Illegals. No relief money until ALL claimants are generously made whole. Expect complete settlement of these claims on the 1st of Never. Until then NO Federal TAXPAYER MONEY should go to the fruits & nuts state.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ribald1, 1/11/2019 11:55:04 PM     (No. 11890263)

#15 as half the population lives under sanctuary laws, you might be advocating bankrupting your already poor state.
The solution is for the President to do his job and secure the border, not to punish the people harmed by this administrations failures.
Granted, Trump did not create this problem, and his predecessors were also derelict in their duty, he asked for this job and we gave it to him, so he should do it.

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