We have been watching the state of California slowly but surely crumble before our very eyes. It was an inevitable ending to a decade that has not been kind to Tinsel Town. But they did it to themselves after they continuously shot themselves in the foot. California has been in a kind of recession for many years now and it has not been getting better. The residents of the state are suffering under democratic leadership that has no clue as to what to do. Then they have their drought that only worked to make things worse. All in all it was just a very bad time for the state and they have no one but themselves to blame.
Now that they have fortified themselves as a sanctuary state, they are losing even more money to the illegals that have been eating it up. When will the liberals learn that they cannot continue to pull stunts like this and expect no consequences. That is why the California government has asked the federal government for $18 million or else. The “else” in this situation would be the state refusing to take care of the federal land that has been a victim of fires.
Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci says that the feds have not been paying their fair share for the past couple of years. But California’s response is out of line. “I cannot continue to support the deployment of resources to protect federal land that ultimately may bankrupt our local governments,” he said in a statement.
Rich Webb, the chief of one of the fire departments that has been fighting the fires reiterated the feelings. This would have been the Obama administration’s job to fix this, not President Trumps.
“They are frustrated to the point where they are considering not responding to Forest Service fires anymore,” Webb explained. “Why participate in this agreement if we are not being reimbursed? That is going to affect the entire mutual aid system throughout the state.”
Something has to be done to fix this problem and the sooner the better. We cannot have states acting like this.
(h/t Fox News)