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The Bankrupterator signs pay-cut order for state employees

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.