Tag: Schwarzenegger
Budget Crunches Supply Golden Opportunities for Governmental Reform

Unprecedented budget deficits at the local, state and federal levels of government should not be cause for despair, but rather taken advantage of to force the public sector to confine itself to its constitutionally delegated powers. In last Thursday’s (June 18, 2009) Orange County Register, columnist Shawn Steel jumped on a bandwagon I’ve been…
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Tax “Reform”, Terminator-Style

In searching for ways of resolving California’s $21 billion budget “crisis”, some months ago Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed a commission (“blue-ribbon” is obligatory here) to study ways of revamping the state’s tax code. According to him, the current system, which relies heavily on income tax receipts to fund governmental operations, produces a revenue stream…
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Arnold Should Return to Hollywood

When Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for governor in 2003, his supporters touted his independence, outsider status, and inspiring life story as the quintessential American dream. His detractors mocked his inexperience, but he indeed stood as a great example of what was possible in America. This immigrant worked tirelessly and rose to the top in the…
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