Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Schwarzenegger's Alfred E. Neuman bond proposal
Sac Bee ^ | 12/3/03 | Peter Schrag

Posted on 12/03/2003 7:17:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Edited on 04/12/2004 6:01:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

If Californians saw the recall of Gov. Gray Davis and the election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a great opportunity to fix California's broken fiscal system and its dysfunctional government, they're likely to be sorely disappointed.

What they seem to be getting instead is warmed-over Davis proposals, rejected ideas going back to Gov. Pete Wilson, among them his "King Pete" initiative that would give the governor sole power to cut spending in tight times, and Alfred E. Neuman "what, me worry?" borrowing plans that Californians will be paying off for the next 30 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: alfredeneuman; arduin; bondproposal; calgov2002; kingpete; repete; schwarzenegger
Bonds, Bonds, Bonds ... Debt, Debt, Debt ...
1 posted on 12/03/2003 7:17:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
"Bonds, Bonds, Bonds ... Debt, Debt, Debt ..."

All due to liberal spend, spend, spend..
2 posted on 12/03/2003 7:18:27 PM PST by Monty22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: *calgov2002
Hey CA Big Daddy Deep Pockets Mr. John Q. Public Citizen .. BOHICA
3 posted on 12/03/2003 7:19:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Monty22
Re-Pete, Re-Pete, Re-Pete ;-)
4 posted on 12/03/2003 7:19:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Maybe so, but the people of California pass bond measures more often than I change my socks. Angelides is a self-serving fraud, and this juvenile "Alfred E. Newman" cr*p is the highest intellectual achievement of the minds that put us in this mess in the first place
5 posted on 12/03/2003 7:52:13 PM PST by j.havenfarm (FR banned by new software at work. I miss you guys!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
I never thought I'd ever substantially agree with anything McClatchy had to offer but with the exception of this phrase: "When budgets are out of balance ...cut taxes, slash programs for those who can afford it least I'm in agreement.

The Alfred E Neuman award for 2003 goes to Governor Schwarzenegger.

More suggested taxation, no substantial reductions in spending and the spectre of an AB60 look-a-like next spring. My guess is that the conservative wannabes that raced to Scvhwarzenegger side in late October are now beginning to suffer a larger than life politcal hangover while the rest of us take it in the shorts.

6 posted on 12/03/2003 7:54:08 PM PST by Amerigomag
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Amerigomag
The truth is changing the liberal titan of Sacramento will take decades. I like the idea of tying it down in a long term debt it will have to service, hit it with a spending limit and watch the fun as liberals begin to take the axe to their own programs. Arnold knows better than any one else as to who should take the heat for California's economic morrass. Which begins and ends with the Democrats who created the problem in the first place.
7 posted on 12/04/2003 3:30:58 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: goldstategop
Agreed, things won't turnaround overnight ... BUT does that mean we taxpayers and property owners here in CAlibania must now live thru a 30 year Nuclear Winter too?

People don't want simple solutions. It must be becuz they are products of the California socialist educational system. Some folks in this state just seem to enjoy getting skrewed and don't realize they are paying for it in more ways than they can ever imagine.

8 posted on 12/04/2003 8:26:40 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson