Originally Posted by tdogg
Having been personally attacked by the California governor (as a state worker, Arnold has made repeated attemps to not only take away benefits that I have worked very hard for in my long-time state career, but also F-up my pension, steal pension funds and generally make a mess out of state employment - thank goodness for CSEA as weak as it is, and that FINALLY this year state employees banded together and voted with a vast majority willing to strike if he continued his attack!!). I work hard for CA citizens who pay my salary, I give well more than 100% at the workplace, my job literally helps to save Californians more money than they could even imagine in fraud fighting efforts. To have my benefits and pension threatened by someone who should have respect and pride in the work I do for 'his' state is unthinkable.
Arnold has admitted he has made mistakes, but he generally is taking this state in the correct direction. THIS IS PRODUCING RESULTS
, including, economic growth.
As far as the LGBT community is concerned, Arnold has signed an equity tax law that has provided equal benefits for gay and lesbian couples, and has also signed an equal insurance law (and some other LGBT positive bills if I remember). I agree with the way things are being handled by Arnold, and I feel he has taken the state on, generally, the correct direction. I do not agree with everything he has done, but in general, he has done a better job then the democrat before him. And finally, I would not support someone who is anti-gay.
I campaigned for him at my campus, and I AM DAMN PROUD AT THE JOB I HAVE DONE. And as a libertarian, I am for an effective, government and governor. I view Arnold as pragmatic and practical, which is something Angelides never was.
Again, I may seem like I'm taking this personally, but I'm not. I'm just a little distraught that someone would launch unfair attacks on him like that. Maybe next time the democrats could produce someone a bit better then Angelides. Maybe someone who has some integrity and some decency, and isn't so mind numbingly corrupt.
Maybe the props were not passed, but it appears the fine citizens of our state don't mind putting us in HUGE debt by passing billions and billions of dollars in propositions that are poorly written at best, and most likely will not begin to serve their intended purpose - they rarely ever do.
This is why Props 85-90 did not pass (because they were poorly written). Nonetheless, I think Props 1A-1E were necessary to repair infrastructure. Like it or not, I don't think you know enough about 1A-1E. These propositions were in fact necessary, and I would say required, to repair crumbling infrastructure. They would pay themselves off with increased revenues from increased economic growth.
I'm glad Arnold got re-elected, and I will continue to support him in any future political career he makes (maybe he'll make a run for Senate).