California Dem Worries They Aren’t Taking Care Of The Middle Class

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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A California Democrat running for the San Francisco district attorney seat admitted during a Fox News interview Monday that the state needs to focus more of its resources on its middle class.


Fox News host and The Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson asked Joe Alioto Veronese, a civil rights attorney, if he thinks  the middle class is leaving California because they are being ignored in favor of illegal immigrants.

“We are spending more and more money, just by way of example here in California, our city budget used to be $3 billion not, you know, 15 years ago, and now it’s $10 billion,” Alioto Veronese conceded. “And now you have people running for mayor that want to add, you know, billion dollar bonds.”

“There’s no question it’s getting more expensive, some of the liberal policies are very expensive,” he continued. “We need to start looking inward instead of outward to make sure our own are taken care of. There’s no question about that — I think we’re at a tipping point on that.”

Carlson seemed shocked at Alioto Veronese’s candid answer and thanked him for being the “first person seeking office in California on the left” to admit the state has a funding problem.

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