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Posted: 1/6/2006 5:51:02 AM EDT
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He couldn't beat them so he's done like Bush and just one-upped them on spending, especially for schools. $222 Billion in spending in the next decade, more bonds and more bond servicing. Fiscal conservatives get overwhelmed by the media to sound like Scrooge.
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It's their state. If they want to tax and spend, no skin off my nose.
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Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:11:49 AM EDT
Being married into the Kennedy family for as long as he has, you actually thought differently at some point?
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Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:15:04 AM EDT
He let Tookie die so he can't be too bad
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:15:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:

Originally Posted By BenDover:
Being married into the Kennedy family for as long as he has, you actually thought differently at some point?



George Bush married into the Kennedy family?

That would explain his record trade balance and deficit spending though.



oops... he = Arnold

I don't have any excuse for GW. He must be one of those new fangled Texas Republicans.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:16:45 AM EDT
Isn't there some event in November he's trying to buy? Let's see....what's it called? It begins with an "e" but I can't recall.

The problem is the same as over the last 20 years in CA. A real estate broker in Pismo (great guy, by the way, and I wish more Californians were like him: things would be different) said to me that the problem was that everything that got put on the table in Sacramento was passed without regard as to how to pay for it. That simple, and all the experts can't see it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:17:51 AM EDT
Your state elected an actor to run the state. What did you expect.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:20:27 AM EDT
That should've have been a surprise to anyone, now that he's got a Dem chief of staff.
Ahnold hasn't said how the Cali-fornia is going to pay for all of those grandiose plans. I can say right now, it ain't going to be cheap. The problem is that in No. Calif, around the Sacramento delta area, it is built up like NOLA, and previous administrations just kind of passed the buck on to the next because the correct fix is really expensive.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:22:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brushdog:
Your state elected an actor to run the state. What did you expect.



I can think of a professional wrestler I would vote for president.

Ventura for '08

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:23:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
The day of the fiscal conservative is gone. The current breed of republican is only trying to focus the spending and government growth in a different direction than the socialist.


+1.

Fiscal conservatism died in 1995 when Bill Clinton won his budget battle against the newly-elected Republican majority. When he shut the fed .gov down, the Repubs cut their balls off and handed them to him.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:24:14 AM EDT
That only good contribution California gave us was Reagan.
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Having ignored most news for two weeks, I woke up this morning and read the front page of the paper.

It's "New Deal Arnold".

Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:26:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
That only good contribution California gave us was Reagan.



Raquel Welsh is from here too.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:35:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brushdog:
Your state elected an actor to run the state. What did you expect.



The last actor that they elected to be governor (I think) was Ronald Reagan. He didn't turn out so bad did he?

I do concur that Ahnold is a RINO though, and I'm not fond of his policies (or GWs for that matter).
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we don't actually hold elected officials accountable for ANYTHING. why should they give 2 and 1/2 craps if they overspend all the time?


Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:51:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brushdog:
Your state elected an actor to run the state. What did you expect.



You talkin about Ronnie or Arnie?

We could have had a federal system whereby we raised funds for infrastructure etc through printing the money (to pay for it) but not selling bonds and creating debt service. I guess the theory was that printing money was more sinful or less honest than selling bonds. I think one illusion just won out over another.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:54:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SkyCatII:

Originally Posted By brushdog:
Your state elected an actor to run the state. What did you expect.



The last actor that they elected to be governor (I think) was Ronald Reagan. He didn't turn out so bad did he?

I do concur that Ahnold is a RINO though, and I'm not fond of his policies (or GWs for that matter).



World of a difference between Reagan and Schwarzenneger.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:54:53 AM EDT
It's all about relection
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I'll hand Reagan the defeat of the Soviet Union without shooting. B ut, there's the 1986 machine gun ban.
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Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I'll hand Reagan the defeat of the Soviet Union without shooting. B ut, there's the 1986 machine gun ban.


Ten pages.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:54:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
It's their state. If they want to tax and spend, no skin off my nose.



I agree to a point raven. However, the problem is that the majority of Californian's think that taxing and spending is great...and when those folks start leaving the state and heading to places like Boulder, CO, and other states that were traditionally conservative they start voting and trying to get liberal pols into local office. The thing is they are too stupid to realize that the very policies and reasons for which they fled California, are going to be instituted in their new locations in short order.

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