It is tough to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger praised as a friend to the environment or any other progressive cause.
Californians have been blindsided with a desperate measure that the Governor is trying to foist on the most vulnerable California citizens.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just announced that he will sign an Executive Order on Monday slashing the wages of over 200,000 state employees to the bare minimum.
Not California's minimum wage of $8 per hour. The federal minimum wage of $6.55. Six dollars and fifty-five cents an hour.
What I don’t understand is why this Austrian tool would want to piss off millions of workers in an election year. Even though it would directly affect only 200,000 state workers, there would be thousands and thousand more who feel vulnerable and or empathetic. Why?
Here are some Rethuglican party stats:
According to figures compiled by the California secretary of state’s office, the number of registered Republicans there has dropped by roughly 207,000 since October 2006. At the end of January, California’s Republican party was in the red, with $3.2 million cash on hand but more than $3.4 million in debts. California Democrats, by contrast, had $5.5 million in the bank and just $83,000 in debts.
Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has clashed with conservatives in his party, used Hollywood terminology to paint a dire picture last fall at a state party convention.
“We are dying at the box office,” Schwarzenegger said. “We are not filling the seats.”
This quote is old, but I suspect more true today. But to return to the issue of the hour. I received the newest Courage Campaign action in my email. Please sign.
Stop Arnold: Sign the petition to protect 200,000 state workers.