Will the Golden State keep its gold in the state? That’s the threat, with California seeking ways to withhold funds from Washington after President Trump threatened the state with denial of federal funds.
Reporting on this battle of the bucks, CBS SFBayArea writes, “Officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over … [illegal aliens], a senior government source in Sacramento said.”
CBS continues, “‘California could very well become an organized non-payer,’ said Willie Brown, Jr, a former speaker of the state Assembly in an interview recorded Friday for KPIX 5’s Sunday morning news. ‘They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code.’”
California is home to approximately 40 so-called sanctuary cities and counties, a euphemistic term for jurisdictions that aid and abet the criminals known as illegal aliens.
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