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Your Tax Dollars Are Bailing Out San Francisco and New York in the Name of COVID Relief

Your Tax Dollars Are Bailing Out San Francisco and New York in the Name of COVID Relief

“will erase the majority of San Francisco’s projected $650 million budget deficit over the next two years”

People have criticized the Democrats’ COVID relief bill since it contains pork. Did you know it includes a financial bailout for San Francisco and the state of New York?

Why would they include this in a COVID relief bill? Who benefits from this?

Trisha Thadani reports at the San Francisco Chronicle:

S.F’s budget will be saved from painful cuts thanks to federal stimulus. What about in the next one?

The federal stimulus package likely to be signed by President Biden this week will erase the majority of San Francisco’s projected $650 million budget deficit over the next two years, saving City Hall from having to make painful service cuts and layoffs — for now.

While the federal stimulus is a boon for the economy in the short term, it will not solve all of the city’s financial woes. San Francisco’s ultimate recovery heavily depends on how quickly parts of the local economy bounce back, from tourists visiting the city to employees returning to downtown offices.

And let’s not forget about New York.

Carl Campanile and Bernadette Hogan report at the New York Post:

Schumer spokesman: Federal pandemic relief eliminates NYS deficit

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by the US Senate wipes out New York State’s projected budget deficit — possibly negating the need for hefty tax hikes or spending cuts, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office said Monday.

“Ok. Thanks to @SenSchumer NYS budget deficit for this year is…..Zero, nada, niete, zilch (NY terms),” Schumer spokesman Angelo Roefaro tweeted.

The American Rescue Plan provides state government coffers with $12.6 billion in unrestricted aid, a measure championed by Schumer, the New York senior senator. The measure passed the Senate in a 50-49 vote and is expected to clear the Democratic-led House of Representatives on Tuesday and delivered to President Biden for approval.

They don’t even care who knows it.


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bet you 5 buck it doesn’t do any of that, they will do the same thing they did with the tobacco windfall, spend it on feel good projects, or give the union employees big raised

rabid wombat | March 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Of course they are….this is the price of the theft of the election. Bail out those who are not responsible enough to balance a budget, unable to say ‘no’ to money grubbing teachers, all those cities and states that do not enforce the law and allow cities to burn…

We pay for that.

Now, lets discuss immigration….

    JusticeDelivered in reply to rabid wombat. | March 10, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    When we take back control:;

    1) this should be treated as an advance, by reducing their funding to zero until the advance + interest has been collected

    2) We should also be exploring how we wind down cities, who are in large part parasites.

    MattMusson in reply to rabid wombat. | March 11, 2021 at 7:01 am

    It’s like Democrats in Congress passed a law that said it was okay for them to rob banks.

The worst part is that the people hit hardest will be hit even harder by this. You can’t print trillions of dollars without further devaluing the currency and destroying their purchasing power. The poor don’t own hard assets that gain value in hard times.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Ironclaw. | March 10, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Inflation is already a reality.

    Take building supplies, where over a few years prices have increased by at least 50%.

    Lots of items are in reality rising in price.

    I have real reservations about rather government actually publishes the real inflation rate.

      LibraryGryffon in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 10, 2021 at 11:10 pm

      Gas in my bit of Connecticut has gone up at least 25% in just the last two months. Meat prices are going up now too. Since I’m still pandemically unemployed (and will continue to be so until I can find someplace that won’t make me wear a mask; panic attacks because my silly hind-brain insists I’m suffocating aren’t fun for me or others) this will be ‘interesting’.

      Oh well, My parents, who voted for the vegetable in chief, will just have to help the family budget out again. I don’t feel bad since they voted for it.

      MattMusson in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 11, 2021 at 7:05 am

      Inflation was already coming. Raw materials like oil were being overproduced which drove down the price. Semi-manufactured inputs prices were being subsidized by Chinese companies that are so heavily subsidized that they don’t need to make a profit. The new administration is restricting the supply of raw materials. And, in the Chinese economy 3 out of every 4 new loans is to pay interest on existing loans. Their days are numbered.

      SeiteiSouther in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 11, 2021 at 10:44 am

      Gas prices went through the roof here. From 1.85 to 2.53 since inauguration.

      The Alzheimer’s President is a putz.

      The small comfort I get is seeing all those young, idiotic Dem voters on Twitter and elsewhere wail and rend their garments about things that Biden promised, but reneged on.

      “I didn’t vote for this!”

      My best Samuel L. “YES, YOU DID! YES. YOU. DID!”

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Ironclaw. | March 11, 2021 at 9:00 am

    When the hyper-inflation hits the economy the only people that will be effected will be the poor and the middle class. You can bet your bottom dollar that the political elite and the rich have already covered their backsides for when inflation really starts to kick in under the Harris Biden regime.

Without accountability – NY, Chicago, LA, SF will continue to abuse taxpayers and run up even higher budget deficits. The next time, the problem will be 2x or 3x larger. These people are now emboldened to believe they can always look to Washington. American taxpayers better wake up. You get what you elect.

NYC, SF, LA and Chicago has an entrenched one-party state. They have structured it so that the majority of voters will vote for the Dem party b/c they rely upon largess of the Party. This is corruption of the worst kind. It undermines our democracy. Taxpayers have no voice in these areas. Our founding fathers fought a bloody revolution against this kind of tyranny.

Exactly as I predicted a year ago.

A whole bunch of people were trying to claim that the Democrats would HAVE to open back up or go bankrupt.

I told them that they didn’t care, they were banking on Trump losing and then having the government pass a massive spending bill to bail them out.

Democrats are nothing if not predictable.

San fran Nancy and NY cvck Chuck. I loathe these venal people. Absolutely loathe them. An excruciating death (due to natural causes, of course) cannot remove them from this earth quickly enough.

    LibraryGryffon in reply to locomotivebreath1901. | March 10, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Unfortunately, based on history, it would seem that an excruciating death by non-natural causes and which is well publicized would be the only way to prevent them from being replaced by equally venal and evil people. A “pour encourager les autres” sort of thing.

    What I hate most about these people is that they have made me start thinking that way about them.

Katy L. Stamper | March 10, 2021 at 9:18 pm

$60,000 for A tent for a homeless person in San Fran….

I drive a $1,200 Jeep.

And I’m paying for this trash!

    Let’s see how that 60k breaks down:

    -$20k for ‘administration’ a
    -$10k to the tent company (a friend of a democrat voting for the bill)
    -$10k for union dues and union wages (which gets kicked back to the pockets of democrat politiicans)
    -$10k in taxes and fees
    -$9.5k for mental health worker expenses (union workers, of course)
    -$500 to the guy in the tent.

These treasonous tyrants couldn’t do it without the help of GOP scum like this:

Twenty Republicans Join Every Single Democrat in Confirming Merrick Garland as Attorney General:

Roy Blunt (MO)
Richard Burr (NC)
Shelley Capito (WV)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Susan Collins (ME)
John Cornyn (TX)
Joni Ernst (IA)
Lindsey Graham (SC)
Chuck Grassley (IA)
Jim Inhofe (OK)
Ron Johnson (WI)
James Lankford (OK)
Mitch McConnell (KY)
Jerry Moran (KS)
Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Rob Portman (OH)
Mitt Romney (UT)
Mike Rounds (SD)
John Thune (SD)
Thom Tillis (NC)

    This includes four Republican states (Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakots) both of whose Senators voted to confirm! Limp Lindsay doesn’t surprise me–he is forever reaching across that one way aisle. The others are just RINOs in GOPe clothing. I guess the ones who decided not to run in 2022 (rather than face primary defeats) are setting themselves up for those lobbyist positions(Blunt, Burr and Portman).
    Interesting that of theRepublicans who voted FOR the Merrick Garland confirmation, 9 have terms expiring in 2022 (including 3 who have alreay said they are retiring–Blunt, Burr & Portman with Johnson considering), only 1 expiring in 2024 (unless the people of Utah recall him and if he runs, it should be as a Democrat), and 10 who were just re=elected (including McConnell who may be on the way out himself). Also interesting that 6 were lawyers, 2 were farmers, 2 were college employees, 1 was a physician, 1 was a Congressional staffer, 3 were nonprofit organizers, and 4 were business/corporate executives. For many of them, lobbyist positions seem to be realistic futures.

    Your comment is the dumbest one I have ever seen and I would if I had to guess say you are an FBI agent trying to set out to prove Legal Insurrection promotes “radicalism”.

    It is not treason to vote to confirm someone you don’t like.

    This is not a defense of Merrick Garland or voting to confirm him this is a defense of common sense.

    Treason is waging war against the US Government; which means raising an army to or helping a hostile army during wartime.

    Joni Ernst has not done that.

    Feel free to join planet Earth preferably at once. We do need better party discipline. We don’t need hysterical accusations of treason.

Surely the picture at the top of this article should appear in Post Offices across this land with WANTED under it! It is no wonder Nancy Pelosi wants the fence with razor wire to become a permanent feature and that ordinary citizens are now banned from the halls of Congress. That is the insurrection of January 6th. Nancy and Chuck both knew what they were going to present via Lawfare and they knew it would not sit well with the American people once they found out what was in the bill. Both of their free-spending, conscience lacking states are going to be bailed out at the expense of fiscally responsible states. This will only make their insatiable thirst for more money from other states spread like they spread CoVid in the NY nursing homes!

Meanwhile, the useful-idiot propagandist lemmings in the Dhimmi-crat media are always lecturing us about the alleged “bailout” of red states, by blue states.

So when an entity keeps on ingesting or using or spending more than they really need or have, and can’t stop . . . that’s called addiction.

For the next year or so, Blue-State’s addiction to spending will continue to be fed . . . and won’t be to pay down debt or pension obligations. It will be wasted on overpaid public workers, ridiculous special projects (High-Speed Rail, etc.) and give-away’s to special interests (Equity for all!). Addicts don’t need just one more . . .they are unfulfillable.

And then, when R’s take back control of the House in 2022, it can be cut-off. Ouch.

We should do some openly partisan wealth distributing bills from blue to red states in retaliation if we ever retake a trifecta.

There really has to be a tit for tatt penalty to the Democrats or this will be a routine by them.