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  • Governor supports Iraq exit, calls for ending partisanship

    02/26/2007 4:27:38 AM PST · by radar101 · 38 replies · 651+ views
    SACBEE ^ | 26 FEB 2007 | Clea Benson
    -Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has his own views on what the United States should do about the war in Iraq -- namely, set a timetable for getting out. But he's in Washington, D.C., this week telling federal lawmakers that whatever solution they ultimately choose, they should learn from California and stop their partisan bickering. The American people, he said, don't like it. "The key thing is that Congress and the White House get together rather than attacking each other continuously and always using this in a political way," the governor told moderator Bob Schieffer on the CBS show "Face the Nation"...
  • CA: Expand coverage without raising taxes (When is a "tax" a "fee"? Ask aRnold and the dems.)

    02/18/2007 9:48:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 931+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 2/15/07 | Chuck Devore
    ARE Californians taxed too much, or not enough? Taxes are the central question of how to fund Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's massive $12 billion expansion of government-run health care with its 4 percent payroll tax, 4 percent hospital tax and 2 percent doctor tax. Ironically, Schwarzenegger lambasted Phil Angelides during last year's gubernatorial campaign for wanting to raise taxes by $7 billion to create a new government health care entitlement. Angelides argued mightily that his proposal amounted to fees, not taxes. But the governor called Angelides' "fee" a "tax," so a "tax" it was. Now that Schwarzenegger is proposing a government...
  • McClintock Calls Off Truce With Schwarzenegger

    02/11/2007 12:48:46 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 65 replies · 1,385+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | February 10, 1007 | Carla Marinucci
    He's announced he's starting up a new committee and website, Citizens for the California Republic, to organize what he says will be 75,000 "citizen politicians" to help push ballot initiatives and legislative action that will also -- bottom line -- push back at some of the and social and fiscal policies of the governor. Today's interview with the Senator in Jon Fleishman's FlashReport leaves no doubt that McClintock -- never soft spoken on conservative issues -- has ended the truce with Schwarzenegger that held until the last election, when they were supposed to be a "ticket."
  • CA: Live properly, and prosper (Gub wants state to reward those who live healthily as state decrees)

    01/30/2007 9:59:31 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 770+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/30/07 | Editorial
    When you were a child, Mommy probably rewarded you for being good and punished you for acting naughty. Now that you're all grown up, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants you to feel just like a child again. The governor's proposed solution for Californians' health care woes includes a plan to reward people who eat good food, get plenty of exercise, don't smoke tobacco or drink booze. Following in the fine tradition of Mommy, we now have Nanny Schwarzenegger. He's from the government, and he's here to make you do what's good for you. And you thought you were all grown up?...
  • Schwarzenegger sides with redwood activists (Pacific Lumber)

    01/28/2007 1:26:37 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 96 replies · 1,306+ views
    San Mateo County Times ^ | 01/28/2007 | Mike Zapler
    Fate of a 200,000-acre swath owned by Pacific Lumber is in doubt SACRAMENTO — The Schwarzenegger administration on Friday sided firmly with environmentalists in a potential legal battle with Pacific Lumber Company over a huge swath of ancient redwoods in Humboldt County that could be jeopardized by the company's financial troubles. The fate of a 200,000-acre swath of redwoods owned by Pacific Lumber was thrown into doubt last week when the company filed for bankruptcy in Texas. In 1999, the state and federal governments spent $480 million combined to buy 7,400 acres of the company's redwoods, now part of Headwaters...
  • He used to call it a tax, now it's a fee: Arnold's gross dishonesty

    01/18/2007 8:23:17 AM PST · by Amerigomag · 44 replies · 690+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 01-16-2007 | Chris Reed
    During the governor's race, Schwarzenegger relentlessly accused Phil Angelides of wanting to raise taxes. The largest share of that total was an Angelides backed mandate businesses to provide health care for their workers. Angelides complanied that the mandate wasn't a tax; the governor's aides insisted it was. That's from a story in today's Mercury-News. Of course, Schwarzenegger now insists that his push to pay for his health-insurance plan by having companies with 10 or more employees who do not provide health insurance pay a "fee"' of 4 percent of their payrolls, hospitals pay a "fee" of 4 percent of revenues...
  • Taxes is taxes - ‘Bipartisan’ statism [CA Schwarzenegger]

    01/17/2007 10:05:19 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 60 replies · 726+ views
    California Political Review ^ | January 17, 2007 | Bill Saracino
    A lame-duck governor morphs into a Bill Clinton-Phil Angelides composite on policy and rhetoric. “That depends what the definition of ‘is’ is.” — Soon-to-be-disbarred William Clinton, speaking to the Lewinsky grand jury and showing that weasels know well how to use weasel words. Of the many indignities Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has inflicted of late on common sense and fundamental Republican principals, his support for the long-held socialist dream of state-run health insurance is perhaps the worst. As if his support for this deformed monster of public policy weren’t enough, he adds the insult of hiding behind weasel words as shamelessly,...
  • CA: Health care plan just new taxes? (tax vs. fee debate could decide fate of Gub's proposal)

    01/15/2007 11:16:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 748+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 1/14/07 | Harrison Sheppard
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has long promised to oppose any new taxes, but that very vow has become the target of new debate as he pushes a massive plan to provide health care for all Californians. The governor's proposal unveiled last week would impose billions of dollars in new charges on doctors, hospitals and employers to help expand health coverage to the estimated 6.5 million residents who are uninsured. But while Schwarzenegger has steadfastly refused to call the new costs "taxes," some of the governor's own allies in the business and fiscal conservative communities say that's exactly what they...
  • Left out in '08 (Times rallying for Schwarzenegger to run for president)

    01/14/2007 1:40:19 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 63 replies · 2,172+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 14, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    THE GOVERNOR OF the nation's largest state was reelected in a landslide in November, even though his Republican Party is a minority in California. He works with Democrats in a way that offers the rest of the country a model of much-needed bipartisanship. To kick off his second term, he has proposed the most ambitious healthcare and environmental reforms in the country, and he is also committed to a massive reconstruction of the state's infrastructure. Yet, oddly enough, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is not on the list of potential presidential candidates in 2008. Why? Because the founders were worried in the...
  • Prepared Text of Gov. Schwarzenegger's 2007 State of the State Address

    01/09/2007 5:51:35 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 45 replies · 458+ views
    ABC ^ | Jan 9, 2007 | TRANSCRIPT
    Jan. 9 - Lieutenant Governor Garamendi, Speaker Nunez, Senate Leader Perata, my fellow servants of the people, ladies and gentlemen... I am honored to stand here once again. I want to thank the legislature, as I did in my Inaugural, for putting the people above politics last year--an election year. The federal government was paralyzed by gridlock and games. But you here in this chamber acted on infrastructure, the minimum wage, prescription drug costs and the reduction of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. What this said to the people is: we are not waiting for politics. We are not waiting...
  • Governor Breaks His Promise - Proposes New Taxes [CA - Schwarzenegger]

    01/09/2007 11:10:05 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 39 replies · 996+ views
    Flash Report ^ | 1-9-2007 8:41 am | Jon Fleischman
    I feel like a chump. This entire past year, Arnold Schwarzenegger had as a central theme to his campaign for re-election the fact that he would oppose any increase in taxes. I think it would be fair to say that this was a central theme to his campaign. As a matter of fact, in a candidacy that often times stressed issues that were not very appealing to core Republican voters, it was his focused contrasting of Phil Angelides' "The Tax Man" against his own rhetoric of opposing new taxes that helped to mollify, and excite the GOP base to support...