Schwarzenegger sees crisis as opportunity to make government more efficient, innovative State, National, International, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jun 2, 2009 at 11:45 pm
Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger Tuesday urged legislators to put aside their idelogical differences in order to make tough decisions about cutting programs, reducing the state payroll and consolidating departments to deal with the state's $42-billion budget deficit.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 10:16 PM
Posted by Another Gatetree Resident, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2009 at 5:39 am
Gibberish? The California Senate passed SB250 onto the State Assembly while we're facing this fiscal crisis. In my opinion, the budget should be what these folks are working on at this point in time -- yet this bill is still being discussed.
I commend Arnold for TRYING to bring the attention back to where it should be -- balancing the budget, making tough cuts in programs, and having our elected officials work on those things that really matter to the people of what used to be the Great State of California.
While everyone moans about Measure G, remember THESE are the things that will truly affect your property values. If our elected officials don't sit up and pay attention, balance the budget and move forward, no one's property will be worth squat -- regardless of where you live in this state. Who the heck is going to willingly move to a bankrupt state?
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm
Arnold has good ideas, but the unions and others who would lose their perks oppose them.
Arnold's ideas included (back a few years ago) merit pay for teachers, but of course the unions were against that.
We pay more taxes than other states, yet, where does the money go? Oh yeah: unions' unreasonable contracts like pensions, counties of education and other agencies that do absolutely nothing productive, you can keep going.
It is time to listen to the man we elected after we recalled the worse governor ever: Davis.
Posted by Another Gatetree Resident, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm
haha - I'm not suggesting you listen to him. It's your choice. One of those great things about being an American -- CHOICE.
Keep in mind a man who started out as an actor with a chimp for a pal went on to be California's Governor. From there he went to the White House and some view him as one of the Country's greatest Presidents.
If "Bedtime for Bonzo" is viewed that way, there is hope for "The Terminator."
Posted by FreeDumb, a member of the Harvest Park Middle School community, on Jun 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm
The Republican party is doomed. They only thing they can do is drag everyone else down with them. Reagan started the failed ideology of the government being the problem. I have news, it is the Republicans who are the problem.