Friday, October 03, 2008

CA seeks emergency $7 Billion

"To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say, 'Don't be economic girlie men!'"

– Ahnold, at the Republican convention

OK, so you don't need to be a Jon Stewart-y type pundit to recognize the bitter irony of Gov. Schwarzenegger's call for Federal aid to bail out his economically failing state's finances.

From the
California may need a $7 billion emergency loan from the federal government to pay for "teachers' salaries, nursing homes, law enforcement and every other state-funded service" this month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger warns.


"Absent a clear resolution to this financial crisis that restores confidence and liquidity to the credit markets, California and other states may be unable to obtain the necessary level of financing to maintain government operations and may be forced to turn to the federal Treasury for short-term financing," Schwarzenegger wrote.
It's cute how Arnold included "other states" in his dire warning, and yet he's only asking for funds for his precious home state. How magnanimous of him.

The reality of the situation is that Mr. Gung-Ho came charging onto the scene waving the flag of fiscal responsibility, and he failed miserably at it.

(The governor in happier times)

Is it too late for a recall election? I hear those are quite popular in "The Golden State".


Bob Symmes said...

Actually, there IS a recall effort underway at the moment...

Doggone it, that's jest kinda like ironic, doncha know.

Apparently, even the Governator has become a "whiner", believing in this "mental recession".

WhatEVER happened to "Washington is the problem, not the solution"?

CT Bob said...

Reality happened, that's what.

Ahnold is starting to realize that leadership doesn't simply consist of witty sayings and a belief that you're better than the other guy. It takes talent, and simply being a so-so actor doesn't fill the bill.

Maybe CA will think twice before giving the reins of power over to some weak-assed Hollywood type. They need a businessman with an activist's heart to lead the state.