California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced plans to close the State’s borders to tax-escaping Californians. The move comes in response to the growing trend of wealthy individuals and families fleeing high taxes in California for States with lower tax rates.
Newsom is noted as saying that he believes it is unfair for hardworking taxpayers to be forced to shoulder the burden of funding essential services like Education, Healthcare, and Infrastructure while others can evade their fair share of taxes.
“We cannot allow a small group of wealthy individuals and families to take advantage of better opportunities while leaving the rest of us behind,” Newsom is quoted as saying.
“Closing our borders will send a clear message that we will not tolerate this type of behavior.” Newsome continued that California is stronger when everyone shares the burden to make the Golden State Stronger through hard work and dedication to the State.
The move has been met with mixed reactions from both supporters and opponents. Critics argue that it is unfair to penalize people who are already paying their fair share of taxes. At the same time, supporters see it as a necessary step in addressing the State’s budget deficit.
Newsom’s announcement comes at a time when California faces significant budget deficits partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other ongoing economic challenges. Closing the borders is seen as one way for the State to raise additional revenue and address these other issues.
However, some experts warn that closing the borders may have unintended consequences
However, some experts warn that closing the borders may have unintended consequences, such as driving wealthy individuals and families out of the State entirely, as well as a possible violation of the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Without an Emergency that risks people’s lives, preventing interstate travel is technically a violation of rights.
These experts argue that it may be more effective to focus on policies that encourage economic growth and job creation in California rather than penalizing those who are already contributing to their fair share of taxes.
Overall, the move by Newsom to close the borders is a bold step towards addressing the State’s budgetary crisis and ensuring that no one escapes their fair share of the tax burden. It remains to be seen how this policy will be implemented and whether it will have any unintended consequences.
At this time we have been informed that there is no intention to close the border to people entering the state. The Southern border will remain wide open. Newsome said “Welcome to California, You can come in any time you like, but you can never leave”
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