California Governor Gavin Newsome recently told CNN’s Jake Tapper that if his state doesn’t get federal financial assistance, first responders will be the first government employees to be laid off. WTF?
Tapper asked Newsome, “Can you explain what you think will happen to California if the federal government doesn’t give you money to help you out?” Newsome replied, “I hope they’ll consider this: the next time they want to salute and celebrate our heroes, our first responders, our police officers and firefighters, consider the fact that they are the first ones who will be laid off by cities and counties.” Newsome added, “So we’ve got to square our rhetoric with the reality.”
Care to explain why governments would get rid of first responders, police officers and firefighters first, Gov. Newsome? Why would you/they axe “our heroes” first? Why not a bunch of pencil-pushing bureaucrats? Hell, it’s virtually impossible to fire or furlough any government employee, whether it is the county assistant dog catcher or an unelected, mid-level clerk at city hall. And all these public sector employees get crazily bloated pensions from early retirement until death. What would lead you to oversee the dismissal of front-line emergency personnel in the midst of a pandemic?
Not that government is ever concerned with spending too much of taxpayer’s money, but, if for some reason you suddenly feel like you can’t afford the most “essential” workers you have, here’s an idea for you to mull over, governor: Stop handing out millions of dollars to illegal aliens!
This is the mind on drugs. (Some free in California!) Talk about playing politics. This is the left “at work.”