Saturday, May 23, 2009

"You Are Now Free To Move About The Country" *

So goes California, so goes the nation.

Governor plans to completely eliminate welfare for families

"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to completely eliminate the state’s welfare program for families, medical insurance for low-income children and Cal Grants cash assistance to college and university students.

The proposals to sharply scale back the assistance that California provides to its neediest residents came in testimony by the administration this afternoon at a joint legislative budget committee hearing. It followed comments by the governor earlier today that he would be withdrawing a proposal to help balance the budget with billions of dollars of borrowing and replacing it with program reductions.

The proposals would completely reshape the state’s social service network, transforming California from one of the country’s most generous states to one of the most tightfisted. The proposals are intended to help close a budget deficit estimated at $21.3 billion."

* Idea for headline stolen from George Ure at Urban Survival.


Blogger Nina said...

white-bread american's fearing dark-skinned terrorists better realize that the REAL threat to their property is going to come in the form of the neediest. maybe such a situation will be a good kick in the ass school-day reminder of the value sharing.

24/5/09 4:27 PM  

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