Compassionate conservatism, Terminator-style

Gov. Schwarzenegger of California wants to cuts the pay of 200,000 state workers to minimum wage until a budget is passed (then pay it back.) The state controller says he will not implement it, setting the stage for court battles.

Thus, the Banrupterator is cynically and deliberately using state workers as pawns in a political game of chicken. I’m sure their mortgage companies and landlords will understand when they can’t pay the mortgage or rent because they made $6.65 an hour last month rather than their regular pay.

Of course jobs vital to public safety will be exempt. Don’t want the California Highway Patrol or the politically sacrosanct prison guards union angry at the governor or god forbid, to stop making political contributions.