by: Vicki Batts
(Natural News) California Governor Gavin Newsom and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio are rolling out new “free” healthcare initiatives for illegal immigrants. While illegals may be able to access care in these areas free of charge, it will cost tax-paying Americans a pretty penny. Newsom reportedly struggled to explain how California would pay for the expansion of healthcare for illegals, which he signed into law by executive order earlier this month. The Golden State is already in financial ruin, and it is hard to believe spending more tax dollars is going to help in any way, shape or form.
In New York City, de Blasio’s “free” healthcare plan is expected to cost tax-payers upwards of $100 million. According to reports, the program will reach just 600,000 people who don’t have health insurance, and will include both legal citizens and illegal aliens.
California’s increasingly liberal, spendthrift policies have already devastated the state. Now, the leftists in power want to take even more from tax-payers, by forcing them to fund what will be an enormously expensive venture into the world of unsustainable liberal idealism.
Liberal politicians write checks their taxpayers can’t cash
Governor Newsom’s new budget reportedly “proposes increasing the size of the subsidies for families who already receive it, and it would make California the first state to make subsidies available to middle income families.” It will also “make California the first state in the nation to cover young undocumented adults through a state Medicaid program.” Under Newsom’s latest scheme, illegal immigrants will receive state-funded healthcare all the way up to age 26.
“Undocumented young adults should not have to worry about losing their health coverage when they turn 19,” the governor’s office stated.
What about the needs of actual American citizens? To them, the radical left says, “Kick rocks.”
Newsom has proposed a most atrocious plan to pay for the illegal immigrant healthcare scheme: Restore the individual mandate to buy health insurance. The governor is literally going to force the citizens of California to pay for his idiotic plan, by legally obligating them to buy something from the government. In other words, Newsom is willing to violate the rights of actual American citizens to benefit illegal aliens (and to secure votes for future elections, no doubt).
The former mayor of San Francisco may like to boast about his big plans, but the financial state of the city has a very different story to tell — like $10 billion in debt, crushing taxes and streets lined with human waste.
In New York City, things aren’t looking any better. The NYC Care plan touted by Mayor de Blasio is expected to provide healthcare access to 600,000 NYC residents who are without — including some 300,000 illegal immigrants. You can guess who’s picking up the tab.
The program is expected to cost $100 million in tax dollars, according to reports. Eric Phillips, de Blasio’s press secretary, stated over Twitter, “This is the city paying for direct comprehensive care (not just ERs) for people who can’t afford it, or can’t get comprehensive Medicaid — including 300,000 undocumented New Yorkers.”
In an interview with MSNBC, de Blasio bragged about the plan. “We’ll put the money in to make it work; it’s going to save us money down the line,” he insisted.
Government spending is out of control
It would seem that de Blasio and Newsom have forgotten that the money they are spending comes from taxpayers — people who’ve worked very hard to earn something. It’s easy to just throw money around when you aren’t actually the one earning it. Taxpayer dollars are not an infinite resource, though liberal politicians love to treat it as such. It is patently offensive that these politicians feel it is their right to spend taxpayer dollars on whatever they please. Thousands of American citizens live in poverty and are without the same “basic necessities” that Leftists are so hellbent on giving to illegal immigrants.
But daring to suggest that American politicians should be putting the United States first is now a “racist” or “xenophobic” thing to say — even though our legislators are supposedly elected to serve their citizens.
Regardless of your feelings about immigration, the spending of tax dollars on healthcare for non-citizens is, at the very least, a blatant case of government overreach. Elected or not, there is no doubt that government spending in the United States is out of control — at both the state and federal levels.
In 2013, then-Vice President Joe Biden and his staff reportedly spent over half a million dollars staying at a hotel for one night.
Politicians today are so enamored of spending tax payer dollars, Governor Newsom is planning on mandating his constituents buy healthcare so he can spend the money on something else.
Not only is that ludicrous, it ought to be considered unconstitutional. Coercing the population to buy something from the government through law is really no different than levying a tax against them. The fact that Newsom has suggested this as a reasonable solution to funding his illegal immigrant healthcare plan is a serious red flag. More, it’s a sign of what we can look forward to seeing from the American Left in the future: More taxes and more tyranny.
Illegal immigration has already proven itself to be very costly to American citizens. How much more do these politicians expect people to give?
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