Arnold Schwarzenegger, who as a child saw Russian tanks in Austria several years after WWII ended, now imagines he can see a light at the end of the metaphor ... just lay that road to history across the backs of the people who work for the state...
********************************Schwarzenegger Lays Off 10,000 California Workers to Ease Budget Crisis
Saturday 02 August 2008
by: Dan Glaister, The Guardian UKGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cuts 22,000 state jobs and reduced 200,000 workers to the minimum wage.
Order could reduce pay of 200,000 to federal minimum. Move marks effort to reduce $15bn state budget deficit.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, delivered on his threat to lay off thousands of state employees on Thursday when he signed an executive order in an attempt to solve the state's budget crisis.
The move, dismissed by critics as a gesture to force legislators to reach a compromise on how to resolve the state's $15bn budget deficit, left more than 10,000 part-time and temporary employees without work yesterday. The order also reduced the pay of up to 200,000 state employees to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour, below California's minimum.
That's his answer?
The son of a Nazi cop figured out how to make the numbers come out right.
He played it that way his daddy played it -- as a thug.
Hey Ahnold -- fuck you -- people aren't numbers -- you said you wanted to "give back" to California, but of course the way YOU want to give back is to turn your movie role as a fucking bully into a reality role as a fucking bully.
That's the brilliant plan?
To smash the lives of people who work for the state?
Oh my oh my -- and you think 210,000 pissed off Californians who have been economically fucked-over BY YOU are just going to take it?
You think they're not going to show you how THEY give back --- maybe "payback" is a better word.
The only movie you ever made that was worth pissing on was The Last Action hero
in which you found out you're just a man.
You should have paid more attention to that script.
The silly homo-eroticism of the state legislature and senate won't last forever, not when there's an election in around 3 months.
They won't giggle and bend over for you forever.
There's an old saying:"Beware the asses you kick on the way up ---
They're the same ones you have to lick on the way down."
And that doesn't just mean the Kennedys.
The old song from O Lucky Man
says "When there's a bluebird singing by your windowpane
And the sun shines bright all day through
Don't forget boy, Look over your shoulder
'Cause there's always someone coming after you."
Not me, but watch out for that committee of 210,000.