On April 21, 2009, the federal government lent an additional $5.5 billion to automakers GM and Chrysler, on top of the $17.5 billion in loans these companies had already received since December.
Recently, the state of California asked the federal government to lend it $5.5 billion in order to close its budget gap, and the response from Washington was “oh sorry, we’re not sure we have any legal means to do that. Our hands are tied.”
Since Uncle Sam said no to California’s request for a loan, the Governor has moved on to plan b: Kill the Poor. Poor people cost a lot of money to have around! Here’s what the Governator plans to do:
1. Eliminate California’s expensive health insurance program for poor children.
2. Slash the Aids Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).
3. Halt state welfare assistance.
4. Close all the state parks.
This all makes total sense because the $23 billion in loans that GM and Chrysler received will be used to strengthen these companies who will of course easily be able to pay the taxpayer-funded loan on time. GM isn’t going anywhere, it’s a huge private American corporation! It’s way too big to fail!
And thank goodness the federal government rejected California’s $5.5 billion loan request; how would California ever be able to pay back a $5.5 billion loan? This state could just go bankrupt and disappear any day now!
Or… California could legalize and regulate marijuana. According to NORML’s analysis, “Total retail sales of marijuana could be on the order of $3-$5 billion, with total economic impact of $12-$18 billion including spinoff industries such as coffeehouses, tourism, plus industrial hemp.”
Or we could kill the poor… whatevs.