California Just Threatened To Stop Paying Taxes If Trump Cuts Federal Funding Over Sanctuary City Status

OK. Suddenly conservatives and libertarians are cheering Jerry Brown on.

(From Occupy Democrats)

The state of California is studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington after the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities, KPIX 5 has learned. “California could very well become an organized non-payer,” said Willie Brown, Jr, a former speaker of the state Assembly in an interview recorded Friday for KPIX 5’s Sunday morning news. “They could recommend non-compliance with the federal tax code.”

California’s two largest recipient cities San Francisco and Los Angeles together receive over $500 million dollars in federal funding annually, and according to Reuters, the top ten cities impacted will lose up to $2.27 billion dollars in funding per year. That doesn’t even include federal funding to law enforcement, which is excluded from the order.

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