Last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made a “bold” plan to pay China $1 Billion in tax dollars to make medical masks for the state, but now, a month later, he still has nothing to show for the expense.
Newsom reportedly made the secret deal in March and then excitedly reported his wonderful decision early in April. He then began sending buckets of cash to China for his mask deal. But despite all the accolades he received for the wonderful deal, he still has nothing to show for his expenditure after nearly a month.
Naturally, despite making his announcement a big TV moment two weeks ago, Newsom suddenly won’t comment on the millions he has sent to China with no masks in return.
Despite having nothing to show for his big Chinese mask deal, Newsom continues to pressure the state legislature to give him carte blanche to spend money on his cornavirus schemes.
Per Yahoo News:
But a bipartisan chorus of concerns has emerged in the Legislature. Lawmakers have grown increasingly frustrated that the governor’s advisors have asked only for expedited approval to spend money without briefing them on what has been agreed to.
“I must emphasize, that’s a big deal,” state Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) said of the agreement during a legislative oversight hearing on Thursday. “And what is in the contract that ensures the deliverability — timely — is going to be really, really important. At the least, we cannot be just throwing out a false hope to people.”
The Chinese company is also refusing to take questions about the governor’s big deal.
Of course, they aren’t talking. They have already gotten $495 million in tax dollars and they are waiting for millions more. They don’t want to queer that payoff even if they don’t have to actually do anything for the cash.
Nice going Democrats.
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