No, the people who live in other states should not be asked to bail them out any more than they should bail out other states. These governors who destroyed their state’s economies should shoulder the responsibility for cutting spending to match revenue just like they forced businesses and individuals to do.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the state will have a $54 billion budget deficit as a result of the negative economic impact of the coronavirus, the Associated Press reported.
The state had a $21 billion surplus last year. At the beginning of 2020 the state had an unemployment rate of 3.9%, now, Newsom said, the state will have a jobless rate of 18%. —Hannah Miller