Subtitle to this post: Schwarzenegger’s Revenge.
California’s about to go Third-World!
Why you may be asking?
Well some of us haven’t received our unemployment checks for weeks. Others have actually had them BOUNCE. Yup, I don’t think anyone would have anticipated a check from the Federali with no legal tender but it has happened. Despite the funds having been released by them it would seem California may be holding on to that money because the State is BROKE-BROKEDY-BROKE! Since this is his last hurrah and HIS MONEY IS SAFE he thinks he can tell all of the non-wealthy, working-class and poor Californians to suck it.
I guess he’s pissed about that little recall thing mounting…
Here’s an excerpt from the LA Times
that ought to get your blood boiling:
With deficit forecasts growing darker by the day, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering a plan to slash California’s safety net for the poor by eliminating the state’s main welfare program, health insurance for low-income families and cash grants to college students. Advocates for the poor said elimination of those health and welfare programs would come at a steep price. Tens of thousands of families and children would be stripped of temporary financial help and health assistance, and the state would lose a huge pool of federal money that pays the majority of the program’s costs.
Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, said federal dollars cover up to two-thirds the cost of the Healthy Families program, which is for the working poor. The federal government pays about 58% of the cost of CalWorks.
“It’s beyond draconian,” Wright said. “It’s insane. Not just for dropping 1 million children from healthcare, but also for losing substantial federal funding.”
Okay, we get it Arnie. Nobody bought the Ballot Measure Sandwich you were offering. So now you’re playing hard-ball…but don’t count everyone out just yet. The blowback will be severe. Just watch. Trying to cut off your nose to spite your face will not have the desired results you may be seeking. Still, there is NO white horse riding in to save the State.
So no offense to developing nations but this is how revolutions occur. The “powers that be” kill off the infrastructure after robbing a nation blind. They depose an (in)adequate leader for an even more corrupt and inept one. All hell breaks loose and things collapse. Then people get mad enough to bring out the pitchforks and kick some *ss. What exactly will the rich people do when they have no $2/hr workers cuz they chased everybody away? I have NO idea what these lawmakers are doing, but they are seriously gonna get it. It’s time for some heads to roll – that’s all. Arnie won’t get elected for dog-catcher after this but he certainly deserves to be in the dog house for a long long time.
I just remembered to add the contact info to this post so it’s not simply one long (but justified) rant-o-thon. Phone calls, faxes and emails are so much more effective. Lots and lots of BAD PRESS!! California you CAN save yourself from tyranny and incompetence if you want to.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-558-3160 ( new number )
Los Angeles Office
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
San Francisco Office
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Washington D.C. Office
134 Hall of the States
444 North Capitol Street NW
Washington D.C. 20001