Arnold seeks help from feds

December 27, 2009

imagesFaced with a $21 billion budget deficit, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning to Washington for help. However, the governor, according to published reports, isn’t seeking more stimulus money or a bailout. Instead, Schwarzenegger is expected to ask President Obama to ease federal mandates and minimums on social programs — such as indigent health care — for a possible annual savings of $8 billion.

Schwarzenegger is expected to detail his request when he delivers the State of the State address on Jan. 6. During the first half of 2009, lawmakers and the governor closed a record $60 billion gap with a mixture of spending cuts, temporary tax increases, and federal stimulus funds.



  1. racket says:

    I agree the feds don’t have any money either. From this article, I don’t think that’s what the guv is asking for. What he is asking is for the fed to ease its mandates on how we spend our money. That is always a good thing — letting the locals control their own money and solve their own problems.

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  2. fat chance says:

    Like the feds have any extra money to bail out a typical liberal state. This state never found a project they couldn’t support unless it had something to do getting out of debt. Why don’t we vote these fools out!!

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