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Won't happen. Arnold and the Republicans see their opportunity to apply the shock doctrine to California and destroy government in one fell swoop. The current plan is to end welfare entirely, end funding for children's health care entirely, close the state's program to give grants for students to attend college (while at the same time raising fees at the colleges), close the state parks, etc.

Together Arnold and the Republican legislature are going to ensure nothing remotely progressive comes out of this crisis, and that instead a whole lot of people suffer.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Fri May 29th, 2009 at 07:29:34 PM EST
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Sad to hear.  I obviously havn't been following developments in California since the initiative failed.  I didn't think it was likely that Arnie would join forces with the Dems, but he is not, by his own inclination, so nihilistic as the "cave men" and then there is his wife.  If he follows that path, he will leave a legacy of ashes.  I guess we can hope that a phoenix will arise....Talk about a death grip!!!  That is certainly what the Republicans have wrought with their successful initiatives since Prop 13.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 29th, 2009 at 09:09:56 PM EST
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is 100% equal to what would have been gathered from the tax on car titles that the T800 terminated (his one pet project). So, in that sense the Schwarznegger created his own problem. I doubt he can cut to the bone, thought, even the sheep may get angry, and do terrible things... Sale tax has been going up... Cars are getting ever more vandalized...

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by Patrice Ayme on Fri May 29th, 2009 at 09:43:39 PM EST
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I recall.  That was just before I left Ca.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 11:44:12 AM EST
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"---Cars are getting ever more vandalized..."

Strangely appropriate that the central device, the architypal symbol of neoliberal domination, the perfect device to perpetuate wage slavery, the Car, would be the target of that incohate anger, in California as well as in the Paris banlieu.


Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Mon Jun 1st, 2009 at 03:50:24 AM EST
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...or the law of carma.

:)

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Jun 1st, 2009 at 07:18:05 AM EST
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