Biden COVID grants enable L.A. ‘justice budget’ full of woke pork

Biden COVID grants enable L.A. ‘justice budget’ full of woke pork
Eric Garcetti (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – A sample of what radical-left local politicians will do with Biden’s $1.9 trillion in “COVID” spending, from payments of “DACA fees” to “reparations” and guaranteed income.]

A year after Garcetti put city workers on furlough due to anticipated budget shortfalls, and cut several city departments — including a $150 million cut to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) — Garcetti boasted that he would unveil the “biggest city budget I’ve ever presented,” and the “most progressive.”

The new spending has been made possible by President Joe Biden’s recent $1.9 trillion “COVID relief” bill, which included ample spending for other programs and for bailouts of Democrat-run cities and states.

Garcetti called his new budget the “Justice Budget,” saying that the top priority of city government, after fighting the coronavirus pandemic, is to create a more just city and to “make up for the wrongs of the past.” …

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The city would also pay the “DACA fees” for illegal aliens who arrived as minors and were granted a reprieve under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program.

Oddly, Garcetti also described poverty as an “addiction”: “We must end America’s addiction to poverty,” he said. He announced a new pilot program for a universal basic income grant …

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