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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2005 10:00 pm | Updated: 6:16 pm, Wed May 16, 2012.

Consider some of the actions of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: He has taken millions in corporate campaign donations.

Incredibly, he left California to secure financing from corporations and rich donors to promote a misguided agenda that caters to corporations and the California Chamber of Commerce who seek to lower worker wages, benefits, and self-respect.

He capped growth on state programs regardless of demand.

He decided to waste tens of millions of taxpayer money on a special election despite overwhelming voter disapproval.

He lied about a Democrat plan to dismantle Proposition 13 and reneged on a promise to pay schools $3 billion he borrowed.

He has tried to convince the public that cops, teachers, firefighters and nurses are greedy money mongers even though many can't even buy homes in the communities in which they work.

He seeks to censor workers voices by limiting the dues money their elected leaders spend for political purposes, yet believes big corporations should be allowed to continue to spend whatever they desire without their stockholders' permission.

He seeks to punish newly hired teachers (driving college students away from the profession) by making them wait much longer than virtually every other profession for permanent status and attempting to dismantle their salary schedules with undefined "merit pay."

He wants to kill defined benefit pensions like President Bush wants to do to Social Security.

He has decided public schools (his children don't attend them) should have their funding cut despite being funded at 44th in the nation.

He vetoed legislation that would have instituted a "car buyers bill of rights" and vetoed an attempt to re-regulate electricity that would have required the interests of rate payers to be considered along with that of the electric companies -- like Enron and other market manipulators who bilked California rate payers to the tune of billions.

He won't raise taxes on the wealthy but sure will on the middle class by increasing state and community college tuitions.

This man consistently and almost obscenely promotes the interests of corporations. Then he shows up at Applebee's and calls himself a "friend."

He's a corporate Trojan Horse and a fraud.

Rick Stancil

Galt

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