California - a two-fer

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Two related stories - first, from National Review:

California to Provide Full Health Benefits to Illegal Immigrants under Age 26
California governor Gavin Newsom has finalized a deal with the state’s Democrat-controlled legislature to provide full health benefits to low-income illegal immigrants under the age of 26.

Newsom’s office released an outline of the state’s 2020 budget Sunday night that calls for $98 million in new annual spending to make some 90,000 previously uninsured illegal immigrants eligible for the state’s Medicaid program, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The new spending will be offset by a fine on uninsured Californians similar to the “individual mandate” imposed at the federal level under Obamacare and subsequently reversed by the Trump administration.

And the second story describes what statists like Newsom are trying to accomplish - the Cloward-Piven strategy.
From Tom Blumer writing at PJ Media:

Cloward-Piven Everywhere
The Obama administration-driven calamity at this nation's southern border is no naiveté-caused accident. Instead, it's the latest manifestation of what clear-eyed observers must recognize is just one of many concerted attempts to overwhelm this nation's institutions and its social, psychological and physical infrastructure for the apparent purpose of leaving it permanently weakened and fundamentally changed.

Conscious or not — and I would argue in most cases that it is quite conscious — what we're seeing is a comprehensive application of the left's long-championed Cloward-Piven strategy.

The folklore behind the strategy claims that its enunciation by Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven "only" involved collapsing the welfare system to create a political climate receptive to the idea of a "guaranteed annual income," and — presto! — "an end to poverty."

The idea advanced in the couple's May 1966 column in The Nation was to have those whom they saw as naively self-reliant recognize that they were legally entitled to receive benefits and to have them apply for public assistance en masse. This would "produce bureaucratic disruption in welfare agencies and fiscal disruption in local and state governments," thus requiring a federal solution which would, in their fevered minds, "eliminate poverty by the outright redistribution of income."

There simply is not enough money to do this - Bill Whittle has an excellent video on the topic:

These people have no clue as to simple economics. They are innumerate.

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