Dear Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California State Senate…A-A-Ahem…
Really…when all of you, both Democrat and Republican are finished congratulating yourselves on how you finally reached a budget “deal,” may each and every one of you then immediately lose every dollar you personally have and wind up on the streets with no contacts, no accounts and no visible means of support so that you will finally understand the damage that your politics are about to do to the state’s most vulnerable. Really…go to hell, you hummer driving, “tough choice” making, non-tax raising, elitist jack-asses that no matter how much you claim to understand the pain you inflict, truly, really…don’t understand a thing, except how to sleep comfortably in your large homes, the ones not at risk of foreclosure and then, well rested, drop your infant children off at your employer provided daycare so you can go to a doctor appointment, paid for by your excellent employer provided health insurance coverage.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned throughout your history, the poor, the mentally ill and the vulnerable are never too big to fail.
In mid-May Schwarzenegger unveiled plans to plug the deficit by slashing billions of dollars worth of funding for services designed to help the state’s poor.
His budget proposal called for 12.4 billion dollars in spending cuts, including the elimination of California’s welfare-to-work program and virtually all child care for low income families.
Schwarzenegger’s proposed spending cuts would also eliminate 60 percent of funding for community mental health, and low income families would also lose access to state-subsidized day care for children.
California, the most populous and wealthiest US state, was hit hard by the housing crisis.
Analysts and legislators say California’s seemingly eternal fiscal gridlock is a consequence of the state’s constitution, which requires a two-thirds majority to pass a budget or raise taxes.
Schwarzenegger has refused to raise taxes to narrow the shortfall and described the proposed cuts to spending as “painful” but essential.
Right, Arnold…”painful but essential?”
Not quite, you had choices, and you chose to close the budget gaps created by bad banking and investment practices the same way you always have…on the backs of the poor.
Read the article,
Have a nice day.