Gov. Newsom: All COVID-19 Federal Funding To CA Has Been Allocated, State Can’t Afford Expanded Unemployment Payments

August 10, 2020 16:20 pm · 83 comments

The state of California does not have the financial wherewithal to afford the White House’s plan to extend expanded unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.

Newsom said in his daily coronavirus briefing Monday that the state would have to cover 25 percent of the costs associated with a $400 per week unemployment insurance payment, as outlined in a memorandum President Donald Trump announced over the weekend.

That 25 percent would amount to the state spending between $700 million and $3 billion in taxpayer funds per week. The state would have to make sharp cuts to public services to foot that bill, Newsom said.

“The state does not have an identified resource of $700 million per week that we haven’t already obliged,” he said.

While the state received billions from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed by Congress in March, Newsom said all of that funding has already been allocated.

“We’re going to need the federal government to provide the support, that 25 percent, or we are at peril of being in a position where we’re making false commitments, false promises to millions of Californians that, ultimately, we simply cannot meet,” Newsom said.

Kentucky Derby August 10, 2020 at 4:23 PM

THEN OPEN THE STATE SO PEOPLE CAN GO BACK TO WORK. THIS ISN’T ROCKET SCIENCE. AND, YES – I’M SHOUTING AT NEWSOM. HE NEEDS TO BE SHOUTED AT. AND VOTED OUT.

Concord mom August 10, 2020 at 4:59 PM

And then the virus quickly spreads. And hospitals are overwhelmed. And people are out of work because they can’t work and have coronavirus at the same time. Then what? You’re the type of person that would be the first one to blame Newsom if everyone went back to work and suddenly you were out of a job because some coworker/employee made you sick.

Aunt Barbara August 10, 2020 at 7:01 PM

Open up . It will be survival of the fittest. we are doomed either way

Kentucky Derby August 10, 2020 at 7:14 PM

Concord mom – And you’re a paranoid worrywart. Take it elsewhere.

foothillsguy August 11, 2020 at 11:03 AM

So concord mom you must not work for a living, open the damn thing up ! People like you can just stay home if you don’t want to go out.

Gittyup August 11, 2020 at 2:31 PM

Workers paid into the unemployment insurance system, as did their employers, to ensure workers would be covered at times like these. What happened to that money? It should have been invested and making money for the State to cover “novel” emergencies. The State has proven it isn’t prepared for the “big one’ that they are always nagging us about, or any other emergency situation causing massive unemployment for that matter. This is an utter disgrace, and Newsom “owns it,’ twerp that he is. This is his fault and no one else’s. Recall isn’t good enough for him. I believe he has committed criminal offenses in his inability to handle the emergency effectively, and his utter neglect in making decisions protective of the electorate in this crisis.

Newsom entered office with a 26 BILLION dollar surplus. Don’t tell me it’s gone! What is he saving it for … something worse? He might want to rethink his “Welcome to California Abortion,” his offer to perform abortion for anyone wanting one right here in California, and his “No Tax On Tampax,: which generated revenue for the State. Both likely his wife’s ideas. Very generous, at our expense. And, his “No Executions On My Watch” will be beside the point when prisoners start killing and eating each other because the State can no longer afford to feed them. The man has no plan, has had no plan from the beginning, is pursuing a “feel good” liberal plan of attack that is totally unrealistic, created in a Fantasyland of liberal drama and pathos with no basis in reality.

Lizzee August 10, 2020 at 4:38 PM

…and here’s where the lockdown REALLY begins to bite us in the posterior. We need to end it. Months ago. Instead, we’re expanding it. 15 more counties made it onto the crap list, leaving 7 that aren’t in the entire state. Once you’re on, you never get off. Bye, bye jobs! Bye, bye, tax revenue! Sayonara, social services!

And none of this is “slowing the spread.”

People need to get back to work, and the Feds need to actually do something for once. UBI is a necessity that will never happen under Republican control, but reinstating the UI boost is absolutely mandatory.

OverWhelmed August 10, 2020 at 7:42 PM

Um whaat planet are you on Lizzee? The republicans have been trying to get help to the people, but you have the newsoms, pelosis, coumo,and other dems that keep blocking everything he trys to do. So now he has to sign executive orders to get the demoncracks to do anything. this state deserves everything it is getting. Keep voting demoncratic and it will only get worse.

OverWhelmed August 10, 2020 at 7:51 PM

What planet are you from? The state of CA is the one that has created this monster not the Feds, and the Democrats are the ones who are responsible for the finances not being given. The Republicans tried over and over but the democrats refused the plans as idiotic and not enough. Now Newsom gets what he gets. I hope he gets nothing

The Realist August 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM

So True Lizz.
Umm overWhelmed, read the small print of the dumbo`s executive suggestions, he wants to help the people? There is a $100 state benefit minimum to get the federal bonus… guess who that leaves out, the poorest PEOPLE who need help the most.
The republiCANTS waited MONTHS to negotiate the next stimulus package at the very last second cares act expires and pretend the Democrats are holding it up because they want to spend more money help schools and hospitals? Help the people? Oh wait the Republicans wanted to sneak some pork in there for a military building near one of trump’s hotels? Yup it all sounds fair and balanced.

OverWhelmed August 11, 2020 at 9:05 AM

@Realist
It is unfortunate that the state will not be getting the federal bonus. But you have newsom to thank for that. He has invested 400 million dollars into undocumented people so he can get votes for the democratic party. that money with all good intents should have been used to build this state before investing in those that will suck it dry. Because of that and other stupid stuff he has been doing, this state will hurt. Don’t blame the Republicans on this. This is a democratic state and as such you get what you vote for.

OverWhelmed August 11, 2020 at 9:12 AM

@Realist
No, the Republicans did not wait for months tho negotiate any stimulus package. Every thing Trump put on the table the democrats negated and said it was not good enough and denied it. This has been going on for months. So now Trump has sign executive orders that the house can not say no to. This is what happens when you have people like pelosi, coumo, newsom, desaulner, and others that all they want to do is fight against the good that Trump has been trying to accomplish for their own political gain. At least Trump has been trying to come up with solutions but they are resisting his solutions as always.

Sign from Above August 11, 2020 at 9:19 AM

@ Realist

So it’s better to fling $400 checks to people that are not working, weren’t working before COVID, and have no intention of working? At least the payroll tax break requires that you’ve worked in the past! Guess we can just keep printing money to send out! NOT! Dems have done nothing for four years except try to stop everything this President has tried.

Lizzee August 11, 2020 at 2:42 PM

I used to think I was on planet Earth. I guess we’re in the Star Trek mirror universe now, where black is white and up is down 😉

Republican “help” is 5% off on a pair of 200% price-inflated bootstraps by which to lift yourself up. I’m not saying the Dems are doing much better– but you didn’t see Pelosi et al eliminating pandemic response teams at the beginning of the crisis. The Republican response to COVID has been actively malicious and incomptent, while the Dem response has been merely incompetent. It’s utterly pathetic that our choice has boiled down to whether you want your incompetence with a side of evil or straight up.

The proper response should have been to bolster our reponse at the federal level, to pass some form of Universal Basic Income back in March to last through the pandemic so that ALL Americans could survive and maybe keep their homes, screen or quarantine travelers until they could be tested and cleared. A nationwide two-three week lockdown a la Bay Area to give time to marshall resources. Then reopening at a national pace, giving support to states that needed it.

Locally, reopening resonably quickly to generate enough tax revenue to recruit *paid* contact tracers. Reasonably strict enforcement of social distancing regulations. Fines to businesses flouting capacity and employee safety standards. Eviction protection for the duration of the pandemic, increased funding for hospitals and doctors to make sure the public stays healthy– not just COVID-free. Restrict large indoor gatherings like church services, conventions, movie theaters, etc.

All layers of government and both parties have failed us spectacularly.

Gittyup August 11, 2020 at 2:42 PM

@Realist, No exactly. The jackasses held up the first stimulus package in order to get a huge chunk of money for the Kennedy Center For The Arts. Why? Because art. Meanwhile, the everyday workers were trying to find their local Food Banks in order to get a meal. Jackasses have done the same thing this time for other frivolous endeavors that can be put on hold temporarily. They can be considered luxuries. Ordinary people are suffering real hardships and this is the issue Republicans and your President are addressing.

Lizzee August 11, 2020 at 5:11 PM

@Sign from Above

Payroll taxes fund Medicare and Social Security, both of which Trump is trying to dismantle. Many senior citizens rely on both to survive. Especially now, both are critically needed.

Char August 10, 2020 at 4:40 PM

Let people go back to work! If CA didn’t spend all the money on non-citizens maybe there wouldn’t be a problem.

Mutts August 10, 2020 at 5:33 PM

Very true. Citizens first. Newsom is following the communist manual.
And aunt Nancy, too.

Stoptheinsanity August 10, 2020 at 6:26 PM

Don’t forget about the homeless and all their needs.

- August 10, 2020 at 6:35 PM

You do know non citizens didn’t have access to unemployment correct

ClayDen August 10, 2020 at 8:13 PM

But if you are here illegally, you can attend the CSU and pay in-state tuition???????????? Why are we subsidizing people who broke one of our fundamental laws by sneaking into the country (which by definition makes you a criminal for breaking a federal law)?????? What about the legal citizen who was not able to attend the CSU because their place was taken by a criminal? Why aren’t we subsiding a legal resident of Oregon or Arizona or……., but we are subsidizing a criminal????????

FPN August 10, 2020 at 10:39 PM

Char, I was thinking the same thing.

Rollo Tomasi August 10, 2020 at 4:41 PM

“…or we are at peril of being in a position where we’re making false commitments, false promises to millions of Californians that, ultimately, we simply cannot meet…”

So what’s new?

Rico August 10, 2020 at 5:38 PM

You nailed it!

Blimus August 10, 2020 at 10:40 PM

Nailed it … OR … missed the point completely … the issue is that it’s an unfunded Federal mandate … “I decree with the stroke of my sharpie that this money shall be spent” … “OK, where’s the money coming from?” … “Not my problem, gotta go tweet” … “Umm, so I guess I gotta go tell everyone we’re screwed”

Rollo Tomasi August 11, 2020 at 9:23 AM

OK Blimus, why don’t you tell me what MY point was? Here’s a hint – it has nothing to do with the President or the federal government. I know it’s difficult for people like you to get past your irrational hate for the “orange man”.

America August 10, 2020 at 4:46 PM

@ Kentucky Derby Agree 100% ! He is the one spending all of our taxpaper dollars like it’s endless , on things like , giving illegals taxpayer dollars, just to name one, which is illegal itself !!! He has run this state into the ground !!! Go to ; RECALLGAVIN2020.COM. Find your county ( which I am assuming is ccc) contact one of the admins and they will help you. You can Also download the petition yourself and sign it , get all of your friends too ! The instructions for signing are on the website also. Then you can either turn it in to an admin or At a permanent signing location.

badge1104 August 10, 2020 at 5:09 PM

It’s funny, Gavin Newsom has been bragging about California being such a strong economy that it rivals the world’s other countries. He just want to give all kinds of freebies to illegal immigrants. Now when it comes to helping his own people that are unemployed he’s crying poor mouth! typical Democrat hypocrite.

J August 10, 2020 at 5:11 PM

So where did all the money go? What was it allocated to? It is not the government’s job to bail out crappy CA politicians. Show us what the money went towards! Hmm maybe towards that multimillion new house gav… open up the state!!!!!

Sam August 10, 2020 at 5:13 PM

Gavin is a failure. Let’s send him back to the farm

little rant August 10, 2020 at 5:14 PM

and just where did he spend the money that was allocated????? I would like to see that one…

The Wizzard August 10, 2020 at 5:16 PM

Yea, he pissed it all away on his BS agenda’s. Recall this clown.

Aunt Barbara August 10, 2020 at 7:03 PM

yes please!

Debika August 10, 2020 at 5:19 PM

They find a vaccine soon so people can go back to work safely

Worried August 10, 2020 at 5:22 PM

I will never vote Democrat again these people are everything that they have accused Trump of being. stop providing Free housing and free drugs to homeless people maybe you will be able to support the actual tax paying Americans that have lost their job through no fault of their own😠

ZZ August 10, 2020 at 5:22 PM

So Trump said the states are to take that 25% out of the Federal money that was given to all the states for this fake pandemic. States haven’t spent all the money. He’s giving the state’s money for the schools separately. So once again Newsom is misusing funds.
This was so damn predictable. Newsom is a snake. As are all those democrats that wouldn’t budge on Trumps extending the $600 for two more weeks after July 26th then $400 a week after that. That’s why he had to give an executive order. The Democrats wanted the trillion dollars so they hung the American people out to dry to try and get their way.

Mike August 10, 2020 at 5:27 PM

Nice to see my $10k in Annuall taxes not going anywhere this year ! Newscum is giving it all the the Illegals instead of us citizens !

Tsa August 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM

The “Give it all Away State” is paying the price for its past sins,
Told you so!!!

Sandra August 10, 2020 at 5:42 PM

Sign the RECALL Gavin NEWSOME petition at Perry’s knife and tactical in concord . Gavin is Pelosi’s nephew and take a look at the tenderloin district …. they have no business being In the position they are in. They are ruining our beautiful state!

Aunt Barbara August 10, 2020 at 7:05 PM

~spot on Sandra~

Rico August 10, 2020 at 5:43 PM

Looks like the severe lockdown was a disaster. It didn’t prevent outbreaks but it did ruin countless businesses (and therefore their owners) and resulted in a huge drop in tax revenues, which will affect every city, county, and the state for a long time to come. All we did was delay the curve, not prevent the pandemic.

So now we’re running out of money. There will need to be steep cuts no matter what. I think with universal mask wearing, people can go back to work and we can keep the transmission rates manageable.

Chelsea August 10, 2020 at 5:54 PM

Maybe you shouldn’t have spent $1 billion of OUR tax dollars on your BS masks and taking ur little kick back from China! Screw u newsom. U r HORRIBLE

Original G August 10, 2020 at 5:54 PM

Did auntie nancy call him again ? ? ?

Walter Macy August 10, 2020 at 6:06 PM

Just shows the years and years of miss-management that has destroyed the Golden State. Get used to it. It will get much worse as CalPers collapses and the defund the police movement expands.

Roz August 10, 2020 at 6:13 PM

As stated:,…’All COVID-19 Federal Funding To CA Has Been Allocated’.
How was it used?,….where did it all go? Who managed all that money?

America August 10, 2020 at 6:20 PM

You get what you voted for. Just look at all the Democrat controlled states. Nothing but a nightmare.

Ash August 10, 2020 at 7:19 PM

and

bankruptcy
mass departures, like NYC
endless lawlessness

The Grant August 10, 2020 at 6:31 PM

Didn’t Newsom set aside $400mm-$500mm for illegal immigrant aid?

Would be best to allocate money to citizens that pay taxes.

OverWhelmed August 10, 2020 at 7:46 PM

Yes he did. For free housing, medical, food, utility bills, schools, etc.

The Fearless Spectator August 10, 2020 at 6:38 PM

Governor Newsom, the Gravy Train has just ground to a halt.

Now you will actually have to manage the finances of California. Please consider bringing in an expert, as you have shown us that you have zero ability to prioritize the needs of citizens.

Ash August 10, 2020 at 7:17 PM

then quit gavin, aunt nancy p can get you a job after that

Ash August 10, 2020 at 6:45 PM

huh, did gavin steal the billions in surplus dollars?

Nick August 10, 2020 at 6:46 PM

Where has the money been allocated to?

To Do List August 10, 2020 at 7:05 PM

Bullet train is $77 billion dollars and is going ahead. That would have paid for a lot of weeks of unemployment.

Aunt Barbara August 10, 2020 at 7:06 PM

Mexico and the Castro

Tired August 10, 2020 at 6:48 PM

My wife has been out of work since this started. I havent heard one thing from EDD. We call everyday – I have called multiple numbers, literally thousands of times – no one answers. Its complete bull – Newsom, you are ruining this country, and you have screwed my family.

Get bent Newscum

SmileWC August 10, 2020 at 7:04 PM

Okay, $300 per week is better than nothing. But Gov. Newsom, I do hope you will provide an accounting as to how the 9.5 billion was spent. The money from the CARES act was to assist Californians during COVID. Folks who are out of work through no fault of their own, certainly are deserving of that help.

OverWhelmed August 10, 2020 at 7:19 PM

Use the money you have been collecting from tax payers for the train that goes nowhere and is not even being built. 8 billion + for this. Where is that money?

ConcordRes2 August 10, 2020 at 7:37 PM

Thank god the bullet train is on target and over budget I would hate to see money pulled from such a worthwhile project to help out all the California residents who will never use the stupid train.

Brandi August 10, 2020 at 7:39 PM

And don’t forget free healthcare for all the undocumented Democrats you invited here.

Tomato Girl August 10, 2020 at 7:52 PM
Fred P. August 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM

The idiot democrats claim California has the 5th largest economy in the world… yet t can’t even manage its own finances .

Obviously there is nobody in the state offices that knows $hit about finance.

Typical dumbocrats can’t manage their way out of a wet paper bag. Might as well file bankruptcy now.

RANDOM TASK August 10, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Lol you idiots voted for him so sink or swim

And yes he gives billions to the millions of illegals in this state

He also just got a new mansion hmmmm

Oh and the sky is falling democrat voters run away no help here

And again grrrr this is a virus just like the flu be healthy and stop going to the hospital when you have a cough

Everyone will get it it’s inevitable
Does not mean a death sentence
If you have family then do your due diligence to keep them safe
But blaming everyone one else when obviously the inept stooge in sac
Is ripping us off like a 5 year old in a candy store

The state has money he is grandstanding because trump is getting it done
And he wants the fed money all democrat politicians want fed money it’s easy to steal once it comes to the state
Why do you think all the politicians have mansions and vacation homes and cars and private schools and millions in the bank

I by do the democrats cater to criminals
Because they are criminals

Open your eyes the politicians of this state only care about themselves
You and your Subaru dem voting socialist loving ego can fall off a cliff they would not care or search for you and then take your house

Your gullible and an easy Mark

How have we been reduced to being over taxed and crumbling roads and bridges and cities

While the democrat politicians are taking in the money over the last 40 years

The money was allocated to the illegals

Ever stop and ask why ???

Gavin the terrible is working you like a well ….illegal worker

And you love it

Haha soak it up your being used
What a great con job by democrats

Did I Say That Out Loud August 10, 2020 at 9:16 PM

It won’t be an earthquake, drought, or massive fires that are going to destroy California completely…it’s going to be the Governor, the Democratic Party and the massive fiscal mismanagement. Managing to give taxpayer money to illegal individuals while the cash cow taxpayers get screwed….for those that can’t be recalled …. remember November is coming.

Norcon August 10, 2020 at 11:03 PM

This is so comical. Here it is not even September in the election cycle and you already have the few Trump supporters freaking out because the Governor of California did not take the political bait. Cracks me up.

It is sad political commentary when Governor Newson looks more fiscally responsible than Trump. LOL. Thanks God for the Constitution of the United States and the Congress. Trump can write up and sign all the Executive Orders he wants. If they involve spending any of MY tax money; a majority of Congress has to approve his order. God Bless the United States of America. Cheers!

Tugboat August 11, 2020 at 7:20 AM

You might want to take off those rose colored glasses.

Justifiable languor August 11, 2020 at 8:01 AM

Yes. Expose Pelosies pork pie ingredients. The list is long.

The Fearless Spectator August 11, 2020 at 9:15 AM

Governor Newsom “allocates” (That means spends money like a drunken sailor, no disrespect to drunken sailors) to his personal causes. He has no regard for the will of California citizens.

He has no moral compass and will be recalled. He knows it too, just look at the change in his demeanor and body language during press conferences.

Rollo Tomasi August 11, 2020 at 9:29 AM

I hope you were equally critical of executive orders issued by previous presidents.

Political bait? Nearly everybody is screaming that people need help and congress can pass NOTHING.

Rosebud August 10, 2020 at 11:32 PM

Do you think it is time to have the state financial records audited by an outside nonpartisan independent auidit firm?

Dana estates August 11, 2020 at 6:13 AM

Sign the Recall petition!!!
RecallGavin2020.com

Exit 12A August 11, 2020 at 6:30 AM

WHAT?

THE FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD CAN FUND ILLEGALS BUT CAN’T AFFORD TO HELP ITS OTHER RESIDENTS?

Sam August 11, 2020 at 7:51 AM

You say that like you’re surprised. Maybe some of you should have listened to conservatives over the years. There is more important pressing issues other than LGBT and killing babies. All these “progressives” care about is ramming their filthy agendas down our throats. To hell with everything else. It’s time to let the adults have control of this state for a while to get back on track. The homelessness and illegal problem is a direct result of giving away free stuff. They all come from far and wide to Californi, great weather for year round camping and free everything.WHERES OUR MONEY GAVIN??

It’s Me August 11, 2020 at 6:44 AM

Look up Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch. Maybe we can start a lawsuit?
I’m just wondering how we can get an accounting of the money. I have no doubt a good look at it could warrant prosecution.
I must say though I’m thankful he is waking up the masses to the truth.
The Democrats have destroyed this state.And they will not stop as long as there’s another dollar left to steal from the taxpayers.

sideline August 11, 2020 at 7:16 AM

He is a bully and needs to be gone.

Brandi August 11, 2020 at 7:22 AM

It’s like Margaret Thatcher said….

‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.’

Old Timer August 11, 2020 at 7:43 AM

The Democratic’s are messing up this country.

Sam Malone August 11, 2020 at 7:46 AM

I know no one wants to say the obvious-Dem’s, Liberals and Socialists, lest I not forget the entitlement crowd and Newscum stop using the tax payers money that you snatch and grab for your useless causes and funding of those who do not want to better themselves but continue to suck California coffers dry. California politicians are sue happy and that is another reason why are coffers are drained daily. Stop paying for illegals and those who are on the perpetual generational gravy train of Welfare before the pandemic started.

In addition to protesting and destroying businesses, property and stealing left right and sideways. People who have struggled and made something of themselves, despite the hardships that they have had to endure, do not agree or condone with your tactics. When they try to say something they are shut down by the media and made to feel they are racist when in fact they are not, just thoroughly disgusted by the politicians they legally did not vote for that promise one thing and do another consistently. This starts from the governor all the way down to district attorneys and local politicians.

You reap what you sow-the entire bunch of you dishonest, vote mongering politicians. You will do anything to get a vote and it will eventually catch up to you and when it does no sympathy as you will no longer be on the public dole for your entire life and have nothing to show for it but your blatant dishonesty. Democrats are just as money hungry for themselves as any other of our political parties. Face facts.

RANDOM TASK August 11, 2020 at 8:22 AM

I am sorry norcom

so how has newscum benefited the American citizen ???

I love being schooled in the morning

well he did take money from education for funding illegals as instructed by brown on his way out like he did

it is not a secret that latino power players are pushing democrats to support illegals

the question is is the liberals love them so much and want them to have all that America has to offer

why haven’t the dems did anything to make them legal ???

is it because then they would have free will and be able to vote for whoe ever they want instead of being beholding to dems and providing a boost to the census for more fed money …..by the way the dem politicians sure do love fed money as it has no ties and they can use it and abuse it

but yeah go ahead and mock how this is not all political ….explain why it isn’t ….even if it isn’t September yet and no politics have been playing out by liberal national socialist Marxists

please school us on how the liberal dems have supported all the citizens of this state …..

RANDOM TASK August 11, 2020 at 9:38 AM

Small Businesses Are Dying by the Thousands — And No One Is Tracking the Carnage

newscum your thoughts on destroying the American dream of owning a business and being successful and thriving and growing and yes becoming a fraction in wealth as dem politicians of the state ….

even the weiner has more money than the average American citizen as he pushes to allow people to freely infect others with hiv without their knowledge

Ricardoh August 11, 2020 at 10:09 AM

All democrat politicians belong to the same club. The club sends talking points to them every morning. They send the same talking points to the Lame Stream Media. The points alway involve trying to discredit the president. Pelosi wants money for the states and Newsom says we can’t afford the $100.I think they have a central location where all of this stuff is figured out.

anon August 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM

This monstrous idiot just gave at least 75 million to illegal aliens, CRIMINALS, over his taxpaying base.

Pookie August 11, 2020 at 3:27 PM

Newsom is worthless. He sure finds money to fund all the illegal immigrants education, healthcare,housing,food, child care, transportation, legal defense, etc. reallllllllllllllllllll quick.

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