UPDATED 10:52 AM PT – Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Embattled Democrat Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) is making a last-ditch effort to save himself from getting ousted as governor of the Golden State by promising Californians a new round of stimulus checks. While California Gubernatorial candidate John Cox (R) is focusing in on his campaign alongside a live bear.
In San Diego on Tuesday, the California businessman stressed that it’s too late for Newsom to buy off residents with his latest stimulus check promise. The business owner said Californians are tired of “pretty-boy politicians.”
He added that his outsider status runs in stark contrast with Newsom’s close ties to special interests. This comes as Newsom claimed he would expand the Golden State stimulus relief package to include $600 stimulus checks for households making up to $75,000. He also plans to give an additional $500 to families with children as well as $500 to illegal immigrant families.
“California Roars back” – pretty boy @GavinNewsom
— John Cox (@BeastJohnCox) May 10, 2021
However, those who already received the Golden State stimulus check in an earlier round of funding would not be eligible for the $600 checks this time.
The $12 billion tax-rebate proposal is the largest ever provided in U.S. history and critics are worried that it could further devastate the state’s economy. Meanwhile, Newsom plans to double current rental assistance amid his controversial lockdown mandates.
Newsom spoke on his revised state budget stating, “the plan is to double the rental assistance in the state of California with the goal of getting 100 percent of all the back rent paid and provide 100 percent support over the next few months to renters.” He is also calling for $2 billion of direct relief to pay down water, gas and electric bills.
The budget proposals come on the heels of a push to recall Newsom in an election that will likely be held later this year. In the meantime, John Cox is making it clear that hard-working Californians are tired of being caged in by Newsom’s lockdown policies.