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    Default Calexit? Jerry Brown Asks Trump for Aid — for the 4th Time

    JOEL B. POLLAK
    20 Mar 2017


    California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump on Sunday for federal emergency assistance for the fourth time in just two months since the new administration took office, putting the nascent “CalExit” movement in a difficult position.

    While advocates of California secession — both [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] — have hoped to make the case that the Golden State can stand on its own, Brown’s repeated requests for help underline the fact that the world’s sixth-biggest economy is still dependent on the rest of the country.

    The latest request, according to the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], asks for money for flood relief, including for repairing the damaged spillways of the Oroville Dam, which nearly failed last month, resulting in the temporary evacuation of 200,000 residents downstream of the dam.

    Desperate last-minute engineering maneuvers — including a massive release of water from the dam down an already-damaged main spillway — averted a collapse of the emergency spillway.

    The Chronicle adds: “The Governor’s [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has also requested assistance from the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for individuals in Colusa, Lake, Lassen, Plumas, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, where the flooding from February storms damaged more than 200 homes and businesses.”

    All three of Brown’s previous requests for aid have been granted.

    Brown has vowed to stand up to the Trump administration on left-wing causes such as climate change and illegal immigration. At the same time, he has welcomed the commitment of the Trump administration to invest in infrastructure, although the White House has signaled that such spending would not include California’s controversial and costly high-speed rail project.




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    I wonder if there's a way to help Californians through their county governments, without having to deal with the state government. I'd hate to see Jerry Brown get his hands on the money - he might just divert it to his pet choo-choo project, or hire lawyers to defend criminal illegal aliens facing deportation. But then, a county government might be tempted to buy new jewelry for its deputy sheriffs.

    I dunno, tough call. Maybe Nancy Reagan had it right - "Just say no."

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    "........ he might just divert it ........"

    What do you think has happened to all "designated taxes & funds" for purposes and projects that are now either languishing or no longer viable. Take our roads and highways........please! "Diversion" is a kind term denoting "theft" of designated and budgeted state revenues in state politics.
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