California governor and centi-millionaire Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a draconian order today slashing the pay of tens of thousands of state employees to $6.65 an hour (until a budget is passed, then they get retroactive pay)
Gosh, I’m sure my friend who works for a state agency in a professional capacity should have no problem paying the mortgage on $6.65 an hour and that his mortgage company will certainly be understanding… Multiply that by 200,000, the number of employees getting the pay-cut, and you can see the financial devastation this will create for people who have nothing to do with passing a budget.
The state controller says he will refuse to implement the order because it would invite lawsuits from unions and hurt workers so lots of legal fireworks certainly will be forthcoming.
Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a draconian order today slashing the pay of tens of thousands of state employees, thus losing tens of thousands of votes come election day.
This is compassionate conservatism at work. I hope they ~do~ repeal the law against naturalized citizens running for President. I’d love to see this guy take a pounding on the national stage.
This is a complete disgrace.