The New York Times and the Sacramento Bee are reporting an amusing story out of California about how Governor Arnold SchwarzeneggerÃ¢â¬â¢s attempt to knock some sense into the stateÃ¢â¬â¢s free spending legislators is being stymied by an antiquated mainframe computer system.
You see, California is having its annual summer shouting match between angry pols who canÃ¢â¬â¢t agree on next yearÃ¢â¬â¢s budget. Democrats want to raise taxes and spend more, while Republicans Ã¢â¬â guess what? Ã¢â¬â want to put the kibosh on new taxes and cut spending instead. Schwarzenegger Ã¢â¬â known in these parts as the Ã¢â¬ÅGovernatorÃ¢â¬Â Ã¢â¬â is standing between the two warring camps, with the rock steady firmness of a Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Terminator.
August 11, 2008