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Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers

Original post made on Feb 18, 2021

California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out of federal aid.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:21 AM

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 18, 2021 at 11:36 am

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"Sending thousands in relief to undocumented immigrants would be a political nonstarter in most other parts of the country. But not in California, which has used its growing Democratic super majority of legislators — of which one in four are Latino — to break economic barriers for those without legal status..."

"Break economic barriers for those without legal status"?

More like a politically correct description of encouraging/rewarding lawless behavior at the expense of taxpayers paying some of the highest income/sales taxes in the nation. Perhaps the editorial staff will think twice before endorsing all of the Democrats running for state offices again who promote this?

Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 18, 2021 at 11:52 am

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Are we really surprised at what the Socialists in this state are preparing to do? No. They Iost the Black American vote so they are insuring they keep and grow the illegal alien dependence. Essentially they are buying votes.

Secondly, conservatives need to remember to physically go to the polls when we vote in the ‘recall’ action. The Socialists are requiring that everyone get a mail-in ballot to protect them from the CCP virus. This is just another way to control the numbers and aid in ‘harvesting’ illegal votes.

Play their handbook. Use the Alinsky rules against them.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 19, 2021 at 6:34 pm

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California has the highest unfunded public pension debt in America at 780 billion dollars.

With this proposed rate of giveaway along with all the other giveaways, to non tax paying people, California unfunded public pension debt will be one Trillion dollars in three years.

Posted by Big Al
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
14 hours ago

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I am disheartened to see such opposition to this. I suspect heavier actions than a slap on the wrist must be taken for those that would oppose giving money to immigrants who have already risked it all to make it to California. Newsom gave us a budget surplus before the pandemic. Let's spend all of that money and more.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
7 hours ago

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Big Al - no one is stopping you from donating your surplus of funds to someone. By all means donate.

But when we have tens of thousands of homeless legal citizens, underfunded schools, etc spending money on individuals that broke the law to get here (riotous or not) should not get tax payers money. It only continues to support illegal immigration. In fact I’d rather give that money to newly legal immigrants to promote a legal path to immigration.

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