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Friday, May 14, 2010

Schwarzenegger: Eliminate Welfare and most Child Care, reduce Health Care

by Calculated Risk on 5/14/2010 04:26:00 PM

From the SacBee: Schwarzenegger budget would eliminate welfare

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked lawmakers Friday to eliminate the state's welfare program starting in October and dramatically scale back in-home care for elderly and disabled as part of his May budget revision to close a $19.1 billion deficit.

[Schwarzenegger] also proposed cuts to state worker compensation.
Schwarzenegger proposed eliminating state-subsidized child care for all but preschoolers ...
From the LA Times: Schwarzenegger unveils austere budget plan
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger outlined a stark vision Friday of a California that would no longer lend a helping hand to some of its poorest and neediest citizens, proposing a budget that would eliminate the state's welfare-to-work program and most child care for the poor.

His $83.4-billion plan would freeze funding for local schools, further cut state workers' pay and take away 60% of state money for local mental health programs.
During the press conference, Schwarzenegger compared California to Greece. Ouch.