California threat to cutoff $ to DC

SUBHEAD: State studying suspending money to Washington after Trump threatens sanctuary cities.

By Tyler Durden on 31 January 2017 for Zero Hedge -

Image above: Map of USA showing net donor states to federal revenue versus subsidized states. From original article.

[IB Publisher's note:  Map at bottom of article show the final Electoral College count. It is interesting to me that the Trump support came largely from states that are net receivers of federal tax dollars and the the states that went for Clinton are large net donor state to federal coffers. The "Clinton" states actually support the "Trump" states. Somewhere in there is a strategy for the future.]

With secession threats looming, the state of California is reportedly studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington after the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities.

With California counties among the Top 10 who stand to lose tax-payer funding for providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants...

Image abovce: Chart of funds at risk in sanctuary cities. From original article.

KPIX5 reports that officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over undocumented immigrants, a senior government source in Sacramento said.

The federal funds pay for a variety of state and local programs from law enforcement to homeless shelters.
“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 is among a handful of so-called “donor states,” which pay more in taxes to the federal Treasury than they receive in government funding.

Image above: Map of USA showing final Electoral College results. From (


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