The radical Left simply cannot help themselves when it comes to wasteful spending.
As a result, the prices of most goods and services have skyrocketed, punishing American taxpayers with every purchase they make.
And California taxpayers are furious as this expensive new welfare program takes effect.
Nearly a million illegal aliens are set to receive this generous handout
In Democrat-controlled states such as California, illegal aliens often enjoy more privileges and benefits than law abiding taxpayers.
To make matters worse for California taxpayers, the Golden State’s newest expansion of their Medi-Cali health care program took effect at the beginning of the year.
This expansion is predicted to give over 700,000 illegal aliens aged between 26 and 49 health care coverage, costing California taxpayers billions.
California Governor Gavin Newsom boasted about this Medi-Cal expansion to ABC News saying, “In California, we believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care coverage – regardless of income or immigration status.”
He added, “Through this expansion, we’re making sure families and communities across California are healthier, stronger, and able to get the care they need when they need it.”
However, not everyone supports this move, with Senate Minority Leader Brian Jones saying “It will cost the state over $6.5 billion annually to provide Medi-Cal to all undocumented immigrants, according to the most recent analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office.”
Jones added, “Given the fact that over 300,000 undocumented migrants have crossed into California at the Mexico border in 2023 alone, the costs for this program are only going to increase from here. If Democrat politicians are the responsible leaders they claim to be, they should work with Republicans to freeze the Medi-Cal expansion for undocumented immigrants while we balance the budget.”
Former President Donald Trump has also criticized California’s bloated Medi-Cal program, saying in 2019 that “If you look at what they’re doing in California, how they’re treating people, they don’t treat their people as well as they treat illegal immigrants.”
He added, “So, at what point does it stop? It’s crazy what they’re doing. It’s crazy. And it’s mean, and it’s very unfair to our citizens.”
Economic experts warn that this expansion of the already over-stretch Medi-Cal system will not only cost taxpayers billions, but add to the delays and problems that already exist within the system.
There is no limit to how far California will go with its massive handouts
California taxpayers are stretched thin, and programs such as Medi-Cal are a leading reason for this.
Every year, thousands of law-abiding taxpayers flee from California, with illegal aliens taking their place.
If this demographic shift continues, which it likely will, then the state of California is looking down the barrel of an economic collapse.
To make matters worse, businesses are fleeing from California desperately, causing California’s tax revenue to deplete more and more by the day.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.