Skip to comments.CA: 400 UC professors and staffers object to Schwarzenegger veto
Posted on 10/16/2008 9:11:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
More than 400 university professors and academic staff have sent a letter of protest to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, objecting to his veto last month of $5.4 million for a University of California labor research program and asking that the money be restored.
At a time when unemployment in California is reaching a level not seen in decades, the letter said, the governor's action appears to be politically motivated and an excuse to ax a program his fellow Republicans have sought to kill. Its critics have said it is too close to unions.
"It violates the basic principle of the freedom to speak out and conduct research even on controversial topics," said the letter signed by the professors and staffers from UC and other California colleges and universities.
Schwarzenegger has said his veto of money for the Miguel Contreras Labor Program, named after the late Los Angeles labor leader, was "difficult but necessary" because the Legislature chose not to make other cuts to balance the budget.
The Contreras program has major centers at UCLA and UC Berkeley and also does research at some other UC campuses, serving as an umbrella organization for a number of research initiatives.
Schwarzenegger also vetoed funding for the program two years ago, causing UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Berkeley center to step up private fundraising and tap other UC funds. ...
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The veto must have been the right decision, then.
Alternate headline - “Suckers on the public tit protest weaning”
Hey California Libs, tighten your belts, stop all of your social programs, take care of your illegal alien problems. The rest of the country don’t want to have to bail out your AZZ.
Run for governor you schmucks, THEN you can DO something about it instead of whine.
When you are getting flak...you are over the target!
basic principle of the freedom to speak out and conduct research even on controversial topics
As libs call it brain washing the sane.
What part of “There is no money” don’t they understand? Fire them all, overpaid morons.
It's government gradually taking over every aspect of the educational system from kindergarten to college.
Well paying jobs, like nursing, that used to require only a two year program, or less, now require (by decree of the state) a four year indoctrination, of which quite a bit is unnecessary, to be paid for by government-backed student loans, naturally, so that all students can be in complete hock to the government for the rest of their lives, and be forced to sit through propaganda courses that they otherwise wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.
These same worthless professors, receive compensation way out of all proportion to their services rendered, are are the only sector of the economy whose wages and retirement compensation growth has far exceeded inflation.
We could both certainly go on for sometime about the exploitation of our educational institutions by radicals.