California is looking at ways to make up the billions they stand to lose by being a sanctuary state as well as the many cities that also have taken that stance. Specifically, they are looking for federal tax dollars that run through Sacramento.
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 undocumented immigrants, a senior government source in Sacramento said.
The federal funds pay for a variety of state and local programs from law enforcement to homeless shelters.
“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 among a handful of so-called “donor states,” which pay more in taxes to the federal Treasury than they receive in government funding.
That last line is a favorite of liberals that is as false as a front page story in the New York Times. They only count the direct payments to the state and do not include welfare, food stamps, HUD, HEAP or any other government giveaways. It also doesn’t include all of the money paid in subsidies for Obamacare or the cost of illegal aliens.