The federal government is now paying people in 31 states more money to NOT WORK than they would make on the job. This, along with the fact that many Democrat governors are getting an erotic thrill from bossing everyone around over a virus, is actually encouraging blue states to stay locked down even longer.
And this is just one of the arguments that you can see in this video about why the federal government needs to stop bailing out states immediately.
California’s governor is one of the worst offenders in the country right now when it comes to demanding bailout for his state’s fiscal mismanagement. The virus is just a pretext. What exactly did all of these cities and states think would happen to their state and local tax collections when they completely shut down their economies? Does their skin burn from being that stupid?
Anyway, the governor of California, who happens to be Nancy Pelosi’s nephew, recently signed a bill to send $500 stimulus checks to illegal aliens who are impacted by the shutdowns. No, really. That happened. The state’s Department of Revenue was flooded with calls from illegal aliens as soon has he signed the bill.
Meanwhile, the real reason why California is suddenly broke is that the state has been promising pie-in-the-sky retirement benefits to public sector labor union employees for decades and now the bill has come due. California has more than 340,000 retired public employees who are each collecting more than $100,000 a year in taxpayer-funded retirement benefits. That costs $45 billion every year. This is the real reason why the California government is broke and many other blue states are in the same ridiculous boat.
Check out this video where Glenn Beck discusses the crisis with an economist from the Heritage Foundation — but consider yourself warned, this will infuriate you.