With Gov. Newsom’s announcement that in the current budget almost $200 million per year will be made available to provide for health care for those in the country illegally up to 26 years old, we should realize that the voters in California need to wake up and get rid of this pandering phony. I believe that this is a straw that should break the camel’s back.
As a retired Californian who worked here for more than 40 years, I still have to pay supplemental insurance to cover what is not included in the federal Medicare program. Thus, in addition to the $230 per month that is deducted from our Social Security checks, my previous employer is also deducting more than $400 per month for this supplemental insurance from my pension. It really shocks me that someone who has not contributed a thing to this state other than crawling over the border illegally, now gets more of a medical financial benefit than my wife and I.
Meanwhile, Newsom is ignoring the needs of tens of thousands of homeless on our streets, many of whom are veterans. He is instead sucking up to a demographic that is even more encouraged to come to California, illegally, from elsewhere, precisely because of his promises. He is oh so generous with our money, not his own.
We Californians need to stop this lunacy and dump this smiling snake oil salesman.
Dirk van Ulden