The state lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, who is running for governor, said California could use its stringent environmental protection law to block Mr. Trump from building a wall along the Mexican border. In Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are pressing bills to expand environmental protections, provide legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation and raise gasoline taxes to pay for highway construction.
“An earned-income tax credit,” said Anthony Rendon, the speaker of the Assembly. “Huge infusions for early-childhood education. Those types of things are certainly things that we are interested in doing.”These are both funny for what they say about the detachment from reality of those who rule in California. I don't expect Trump to do anything drastic except, forbid any executive agency to spend a penny in California and to withold all federal funds from the state and sanctuary cities until the voters turf out the aristocracy that they have somehow found themselves saddled with.
Make no mistake, the voters are deeply tired of the leaders they find themselves with. Do you really think the voters approve of paying the city manager $810,000 a year or paying a jail psychologist more than the President of the United States? No. They just haven't had a choice in far too long. Given the choice, I expect they'd like to see what ails California ended and jailed.
The daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) was paid nearly $70,000 by her mother’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle. Karen Waters has been on the payroll of her mother’s campaign committee, Citizens for Waters, since 2006. She has pulled in more than $600,000 for her services since that time.
Karen is in charge of endorsement mailers, known as “slate mailers,” for her mother’s campaign. The slate mailer operation has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for Waters’ federal campaign committee in recent years.Maxine Waters, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Brown and Gavin Newscum are just the tip of the ice berg. California's ruling elite really do see themselves as above the law and aristocrats of the first water.