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Trump Says ‘No’ After Sanctuary State California Begs Him For More Funds

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The Trump administration on Wednesday rejected requests from California for more money from Washington to fight homelessness, opening another front in the battle between the White House and the state’s Democratic-led progressive government.

“The Trump administration is doing its part,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wrote in a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and local officials, and added: “California needs to address the obvious local issues within its control to help address this catastrophe.”

Newsom and other Democratic elected officials – including the mayors of California’s largest cities – wrote to President Donald Trump this week asking for more federal funds to expand programs to provide stable living environments for the homeless.

Carson said Trump had asked him to respond on his behalf to say no.

“Your letter seeks federal dollars for California from hardworking American taxpayers but fails to admit that your State and local policies have played a major role in the current crisis,” he said.

Since Trump was elected president in 2016, California state officials have filed dozens of lawsuits over the administration’s actions on a host of issues, including immigration, healthcare and the environment.

On Wednesday, the two sides went to war over who should set U.S. standards for vehicle emissions and electric cars, the first feint in what is sure to be a long legal battle over issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers nationwide.

Trump, who was in California this week for a series of fundraisers for his 2020 re-election campaign, has criticized the homelessness problem in the Democratic strongholds of California’s biggest cities.

In his letter, Carson said an over-regulated housing market in California had reduced the stock of affordable housing and its policies undercut the ability of police to remove homeless encampments. California’s policy on giving sanctuary to illegal immigrants was adding to the problem, he said.

130,000 HOMELESS

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat, said in a video posted to Facebook on Tuesday from a newly created refuge for homeless people that the facility showed the kind of work that was under way in the city to help the unsheltered.

“It’s no secret that I have disagreed with you on almost everything Mr. President, but if you are in your heart willing to save lives alongside us, we know what works here,” Garcetti said in the video.

Representatives for Newsom could not immediately be reached for comment.

The governor’s office earlier this week said he had made housing affordability a chief priority, committing $1.75 billion to the creation of new housing and encouraging or forcing cities to approve new home construction.

An annual census released in June by the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) showed the homeless population has increased by 16 percent in the past year in the city, the nation’s second-largest.

An estimated 130,000 people are homeless in California as a whole on any given day, more than any other state, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Homeless advocates have cited low housing vacancy as a main contributor to homelessness. The Los Angeles metropolitan area has a roughly 4 percent vacancy rate, one of the nation’s lowest, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday took action that aligns with one of Carson’s recommendations, which was to give police more power to clear homeless encampments.

The board of supervisors voted to join a legal challenge to a federal appeals court ruling that bars cities from arresting or citing homeless people for camping on sidewalks unless officials can offer shelter for all of them.

via thefederalistpapers

22 COMMENTS

  1. California is like a spoiled child who can’t resist blowing an allowance at the candy store, then crying about not having enough money to buy what is needed the rest of the week . . .
    It’s about time a president said “No” to California.
    I feel for the conservatives who live there.

  2. CALIFORNIA MAY NOT HAVE INVENTED THE HOMELESS SITUATION BUT THEY CERTAINLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE PROBLEM. NOW THEY WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO BAIL THEM OUT. THEY HAVE FOUGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EVERY EFFORT TO CONTROL THE BORDER CRISES AND NOW WANT THE GOVERNMENTS HELP. FORGET IT!!!

  3. Funding won’t mayter

    The disease that’s already entered the air, mosquito population, spread by rats and on bottom of your shoes will kill many in savrtuary towns

    Bubonic plague ( Black Death), Tb, hep all kinds, parasites brought in from foreign lands, TB, and various other diseases that are rampant.

    When disease came from fecal and disease in Middle Ages, entire towns burned to stop the spread and diseased rounded up to save others. Middle Ages didn’t give more money- they burned the entire town. All over the world this has occurred even in areas such as China town hawaii- look it up. They too brought in people from ships diseased and entire area suffered till burned.

    Since Calif and other areas pander to these diseased, disease knows no political spectrum, it kills everyone in its path, and it’s multiplied by spread of rats that the damage is already extreme. A pair of rats can have 2 million ( per Internet) offspring in a year- because those rats have rats!

    Companies moving out of calif!
    Conventions cancelled
    Hotels losing business
    Good employees moving out of state
    International travelers avoid calif

    With all this happening tax dollars not coming in from business, employees, corporations or travelers. The town will implode.

    Thank a socialist lefty
    Don’t give any federal funds

    These socialists now know the damage they created and don’t want it to show at 2920 election but it’s too late- the dead are stacking up by the hundreds!

    The socialist left Dems built that!

    It’s already in water aquifers too
    When you spray off sidewalk with contaminated rat poo and people poo!
    Airborne disease spread
    And mosquitos carry the rest via bites into your blood!

  4. Funding won’t matter

    The disease that’s already entered the air, mosquito population, spread by rats and on bottom of your shoes will kill many in sanctuary towns

    Bubonic plague ( Black Death), Tb, hep all kinds, parasites brought in from foreign lands, TB, and various other diseases that are rampant.

    When disease came from fecal and disease in Middle Ages, entire towns burned to stop the spread and diseased rounded up to save others. Middle Ages didn’t give more money- they burned the entire town. All over the world this has occurred even in areas such as China town hawaii- look it up. They too brought in people from ships diseased and entire area suffered till burned.

    Since Calif and other areas pander to these diseased, disease knows no political spectrum, it kills everyone in its path, and it’s multiplied by spread of rats that the damage is already extreme. A pair of rats can have 2 million ( per Internet) offspring in a year- because those rats have rats!

    Companies moving out of calif!
    Conventions cancelled
    Hotels losing business
    Good employees moving out of state
    International travelers avoid calif

    With all this happening tax dollars not coming in from business, employees, corporations or travelers. The town will implode.

    Thank a socialist lefty
    Don’t give any federal funds

    These socialists now know the damage they created and don’t want it to show at 2920 election but it’s too late- the dead are stacking up by the hundreds!

    The socialist left Dems built that!

    It’s already in water aquifers too
    When you spray off sidewalk with contaminated rat poo and people poo!
    Airborne disease spread
    And mosquitos carry the rest via bites into your blood!

  5. Continue to Stand Tall President Trump, bring these Sanctuary Cities to their Knees. It’s time these Liberals Learn that there are Consequences when you break the Law. Don’t give these Left Leaning Law Breaking Lunatics SQUAT. These people put themselves in this predicament let’em spend their money to get out of it. Their self induced problems shouldn’t be put on anyone’s shoulders but their own.

  6. He is right to do so. If they don’t want to be in this nation then they do not have a right to our funds. By all laws Sanctuary cities are illegal and harboring illegals which in its self is a crime.

  7. Why should the rest of us who don’t live in California bail them out? Especially when they continue to spit on federal laws regarding illegal immigration they asked for all these problems they are now experiencing. It really bothers me that they told t he president to stay away and they don’t have to follow the law and they want a federal bail out SCREW THEM. Let them secede we’ll see how long they’ll survive outside the US. Especially when anyone with money leaves that place

    • After they secede, how much do you want to bet they’ll request “foreign aid” from the United States? After all (they will claim) “they’re too big to fail.”

  8. They all say how beneficial and hard working the illegals are, get their money! If these Demonrats have their way, the whole country will be like this. They dug the hole, let them find their own way out!

  9. The democrats need a good full dose of something called “reality.” They have written a lot of checks against our bank accounts for way too long. We need to turn off their access and let them sink. If they had ANY indication of wanting to change (adjust to reality) that would be a different matter; but they don’t.

  10. Not one dime of taxpayer money to California for a problem they alone created. Let CA divert funds they spend on illegals and put that towards the homeless. If the Feds give any monies to CA chances are those funds will be diverted to other liberal causes and more useless, stupid laws and regulations. I have zero sympathy for the government of CA (state, county and local). They have done nothing to solve their owns problems and plenty to making the problems worse. CA doesn’t want to subscribe to the “America first” philosophy so let them figure out how to pay their own expenses. If the residents of CA don’t like it, stop electing the liberal DemoRAT socialists and all their freebies to illegals. Past actions are always a good indicator of future actions and CA has made one heck of a mess all by themselves and demonstrated reckless spending; let them fix it all by themselves!

  11. CA. wants more money, this time to help take care of the 130,000 homeless. They want to get them into housing… Gee, why not just throw the illegal aliens that they gave their section 8 housing to, out on their asses and then they would have more than enough low income housing for their homeless.

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