[Ed. – Like the massive increase in homelessness resulting in a mass exodus of gainfully employed Californians, which could cost the state a congressional seat.]
California Governor Gavin Newsom congratulated his state in a tweet on New Year’s Day that claimed: “We’ve accomplished so much in CA by standing up for our values and taking on some of the biggest issues.”
It is not clear what accomplishments Newsom was citing, but he claimed credit for “taking on” the following issues:
- Health care: California is hardly leading the nation in health care, but became the first to offer free health care to illegal aliens last year, covering low-income individuals under age 25. The state legislature also considered expanding free health care to illegal aliens over 65 years old, paid for entirely by the state’s own taxpayers.
- Gun violence: Despite having gun control laws that are among the most aggressive in the country, including an assault weapons ban, California led the nation in “mass slayings” in 2019, the Associated Press reported.