Newly sworn-in California governor Gavin Newsom (D) has a plan to expand on the State’s sanctuary “status” and draw even more illegal aliens into the State and into the country:
…an unprecedented new health care agenda for his state, aimed at offering dramatically more benefits to illegal immigrants….
As Newsom noted,
People’s lives, freedom, security, the water we drink, the air we breathe—they all hang in the balance
And Newsom wants to increase that risk by encouraging a flood of illegal aliens to enter the State. It’s true enough that the vast majority of those illegals are harmless beyond the economic burden they’ll inflict in Newsom’s brave new world of hugely expanded, and hugely more expensive, health care for all, citizen and illegal alike. However, it’s also that the few who are dangerous are capable of inflicting vast damage—as the families of MS-13, et al.; the survivors of 9/11 (which terrorists entered legally, but they’re not the only terrorists entering); the victims and their families of the cartels’ drug epidemic; the families of Kate Steinle, Ronil Singh, Pierce Corcoran, Silvano Torres, and a host of others can attest.
His health care “expansion?” He intends to implement the erstwhile Obamacare Individual Mandate at the State level. Everyone will be required to purchase health coverage whether they need it or not, whether they want to or not. Except those like illegal aliens, who can’t afford it. Those coverages will be paid for by the State’s citizens and legal residents. Somehow. Oh, and “children?” They’ll be allowed, under Medi-Cal, to stay on mumsy’s and pop-pop’s health coverage plans until they’re 26, instead of the current age limit of 19.
Newsom has had no words on how this expansion is to be funded. Apparently, he’s channeling Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D, NY):
People often say, like, how are you going to pay for it, and I find the question so puzzling because “How do you pay for something that’s more affordable? How do you pay for cheaper rent?” You just pay for it.
Because vastly expanding a program makes it cheaper. Sure.
But Newsom and his clan of Progressive-Democrats in the State’s legislature don’t care about that. They only care about the bennies flowing from their expensive, and dangerous, virtue signaling.