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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.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/05/schwarzenegger-make-massive-cuts-to-welfare-health-care-student-aid-.html

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smalltowngal

Asked by smalltowngal at 10:03 PM on May. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • cryingnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • What's the ?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • That's why I never understood the argument that we could never go into a Great Depression again because of the welfare system. I think it does make the whole argument on whether people should be allowed to buy chips with their food stamps or not since soon, there might not be any food stamps.
    smalltowngal

    Answer by smalltowngal at 10:08 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • Arnie is just pissed that people don't bow down and vote yes in his BS special elections. I really don't see this ever going thru. All it would do is screw the poor, increase crime and make ER conditions much worse. I'm sure starving families on the street will help tourism.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 10:10 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • It's a genius negotiation position. As long as that's Option A, pretty much anything he wants for Option B would look awfully good. Kind of like when school districts threaten to go to 4 day school weeks when they can't get a referendum passed.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:12 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • Arnie is just pissed that people don't bow down and vote yes in his BS special elections. I really don't see this ever going thru.

    Some welfare programs have already been eliminated. People haven't gotten back their state taxes. Plenty of government workers are looking at loosing their jobs. He hasn't minded doing things that have already been considered unpopular. Plus, if you don't have the money, you don't have the money. Unlike the Federal government, California doesn't have it's own printing presses and I doubt many people are lining up from their bonds. You can't create money out of thin air and no one is letting them borrow anymore.
    smalltowngal

    Answer by smalltowngal at 10:13 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • it will never happen.
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 10:14 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • it will never happen.

    It alread started. There have been some people that haven't gotten benefits for a couple of months.
    smalltowngal

    Answer by smalltowngal at 10:16 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • That would be nice but it'll never happen
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on May. 23, 2009

  • To be completely gone, never. You WILL see crime rise.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on May. 23, 2009

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