Donald Trump: California is ‘Out of Control’

It’s official: California is Donald Trump’s ugly stepchild and he’s this close (fingers pinched) to shipping us all off to boarding school.

The leader of the free world took a moment to reiterate his dissatisfaction with the Golden State in a recent interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

"California in many ways is out of control," Trump said. "Obviously the voters agree or otherwise they wouldn't have voted for me."

Like clockwork, California’s Democratic leaders lined up to protest the latest insult from Donald Trump.

“If this is what Donald Trump thinks is ‘out of control,’ I’d suggest other states should be more like us," said State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, pointing to California’s manufacturing and agricultural job sectors. Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon also took issue with the statement and called the president’s policies “cruel.”

California leaders are so upset over Trump’s threat to defund so-called “sanctuary cities” that they’re now considering making California an entire sanctuary state. And on Monday, the state joined 15 others challenging the legality of Trump's immigration orders by filing an amicus brief in support of Washington State. At the local levels too, politicians have formally weighed in on everything from the refugee ban (can we still call it a ban?) to Trump’s pick for the EPA.

That prompted this opinion piece from the Daily Breeze’s Sal Rodriguez, who notes that—among other things—California still has the highest poverty rate in the nation.

“Though it is quite satisfying to see a pronounced skepticism of the president and federal overreach, with the 10th Amendment making a comeback of sorts, at some point this energy needs to be redirected to local, practical problems.”


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Finance

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 05:13

The noose is tightening around California’s cities and counties. At least one-third of local and state budgets now go toward public employee pensions.