Thanks, Biden: Gavin Newsom is Exploiting Your Federal Tax Dollars to Fund More Abortions in California

You can thank the White House for this one.

California’s government is rolling in the cash right now, and you helped pay for its good fortune. 

Governor Gavin Newsom just announced that the state is set to run a $97.5 billion budget surplus, with $49.2 billion free for Golden State politicians to spend however they want. To put this number in context, California’s budget surplus is bigger than the entire budget of most state governments.

It’s California, so of course they’re planning on using this budget surplus not on cutting taxes, but instead to provide taxpayer-funded abortions and other big-government spending schemes. Per NBC News, Newsom plans to use the money in part “to help more women get abortions in California.”

Just more California doing crazy California things, right? Not quite. 

In this case, California’s insanity is actually coming at the direct expense of taxpayers in all 50 states. Why? Well, California only has this enormous budget surplus because President Biden and his Democratic allies in Congress decided to give states an enormous taxpayer bailout in their multi-trillion-dollar March 2021 “stimulus” legislation. (You know, the one that failed to stimulate the economy but sure did “stimulate” inflation). 

That’s right, the so-called “American Rescue Plan” included $350 billion—an astounding $2,442 per federal taxpayer—to bail out state and local governments. 

In the telling of Biden and his pals, this was much-needed relief money for cash-strapped local governments facing pandemic-related budget crises, so they could keep the lights on and pay first responders. In reality, states and localities never actually faced a revenue shortfall in the first place.  

Studies have further shown that the bailout was corrupted by partisanship, with blue states getting more money even after factoring for population. 

California, for its part, got a whopping $42.3 billion bailout from Biden’s corrupt legislation. The Democrats funneled them this money even though California was already running a budget surplus, not in some dire revenue crisis. 

Now, Newsom and co. are flush in cash at our expense. And, of course, they’re using that surplus to fund abortions, which means that federal taxpayers are also, directly or indirectly, subsidizing California abortions.

Thanks, Biden. 

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Brad Polumbo is a libertarian-conservative journalist and co-founder of Based Politics. His work has been cited by top lawmakers such as Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Pat Toomey, Congresswoman Nancy Mace, Congressman Thomas Massie, and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as well as by prominent media personalities such as Jordan Peterson, Sean Hannity, Dave Rubin, Ben Shapiro, and Mark Levin. Brad has also testified before the US Senate, appeared on Fox News and Fox Business, and written for publications such as USA Today, National Review, Newsweek, and the Daily Beast. He hosts the Breaking Boundaries podcast and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.