Gavin Newsom is sweating bullets after one report exposed the jaw-dropping reality of California’s total collapse

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Democrats want nothing more than to use California as a blueprint for enacting their woke, socialist agenda across the nation.

But that’ll obviously be somewhat difficult if the Golden State completely implodes first.

And Gavin Newsom is sweating bullets after one report exposed the jaw-dropping reality of California’s total collapse.

In an astonishing revelation, California’s financial woes have deepened into what could become a historic fiscal abyss.

Reports reveal that the Democrat-controlled state has a projected budget deficit ballooning to a staggering $73 billion. 

This alarming update from the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) paints a dire picture of California’s economic stability, underscoring a dramatic downturn that far exceeds earlier predictions.

Just when Californians thought the budget crisis couldn’t get worse, the LAO’s recent report dropped a bombshell. 

Initially pegged at a daunting $58 billion last month, the deficit is now poised to escalate to an unprecedented $73 billion due to a $24 billion “erosion in revenues.” 

This financial hemorrhage signifies a $15 billion amplification of the state’s budgetary black hole, marking a critical juncture in California’s economic health.

“The actual increase in the state’s budget problem will depend on a number of factors, including formula-driven spending changes, most notably Proposition 98 spending requirements for schools and community colleges,” the report states.

This statement underscores the complexity and volatility of California’s budgetary challenges, leaving taxpayers and policymakers grappling with uncertainty.

In response to the LAO’s grim forecast, H.D. Palmer, the deputy director of California’s Department of Finance and spokesperson for Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom on budget matters, provided a glimmer of hope — or perhaps wishful thinking. 

Speaking to Fox News, Palmer noted a discrepancy with the LAO’s figures, estimating the shortfall at “only” $38 billion. 

He pointed to the anticipated inflow of more than $51 billion in income and corporate tax receipts by April as a potential game-changer. 

Yet, his cautious optimism comes with a caveat.

“No one can say today with certainty how those numbers may change the budget estimate of a $38 billion shortfall,” Palmer said.

Amid this financial turmoil, Governor Newsom’s national ambitions have not gone unnoticed, raising eyebrows as the state teeters on the brink of fiscal calamity. 

Compounding the economic distress, California has witnessed a historic population decline, with over half a million residents voting with their feet between January 2020 and July 2022. 

The exodus, a stark repudiation of the state’s management, saw individuals and families seeking refuge in states that haven’t been overtaken by woke extremists, like Florida, Texas, and Arizona, escaping California Democrats’ restrictive policies and deteriorating quality of life.

This mass departure underscores a broader discontent with California’s direction under its current leadership. 

The state’s rigid lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated this trend, as disillusioned residents sought greener pastures in states that championed freedom and opportunity over heavy-handed governance.

The juxtaposition of California’s spiraling deficit against the backdrop of an ongoing population drain serves as a cautionary tale for the rest of the nation. 

It’s a stark reminder of the consequences of unchecked spending, regulatory overreach, and the neglect of economic fundamentals.

As California’s budget crisis unfolds, the implications extend far beyond the state’s borders. 

The Golden State’s fiscal nightmare is a wake-up call, highlighting the urgent need for sound financial stewardship and governance that prioritizes the welfare and prosperity of its citizens.

In this moment of crisis, the eyes of the nation are fixed on California, watching to see if it can navigate its way out of this $73 billion budget black hole or if it will serve as a forewarning of the perils of progressive policy experiments gone awry.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.