Saturday, September 11, 2010
At least he didn't quit:
Schwarzenegger has made plenty of mistakes but he's also done a few good things, and he's certainly been active whenever the state faced natural disasters. Oh, and California's eonomy is 40 times larger* with 60 times more people.
Palin comes off as a fool (even if this was ghost-written, it speaks for her brand). AP
Flying over Alaska on his way to Asia, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger couldn't help but take a lighthearted jab at the state's former governor.
His Twitter message Thursday night said
Over Anchorage, AK. Looking everywhere but can't see Russia from here. Will keep you updated as search continues.That prompted a tart response from Palin on Friday.
The former Alaska governor says in her own Twitter message that "Arnold should have landed" so she could explain to him her state's multibillion dollar budget surplus. California has a $19 billion budget deficit.
Schwarzenegger, also a Republican, was leaving for a weeklong trade mission to China, Japan and South Korea.
* California's economy is larger than Brazil's. Alaska's is smaller than Luxembourg's.
Not to mention the fact that Alaska is a huge net recipient of federal largesse, making it, in the argot of the tea party crowd, a "parasite" compared with California, an obvious "producer" state.
Arnie sucks as a governor, but at least his is a real role. And, yeah, he's not a quitter.
I love it when the repubs attack each other.
Crazy talk, Alex. Alaska pours wealth into the United States in the form of oil and gas. California is so messed up it can't even pay its own bills. Given all of California's natural resources, including off-limits oil and gas, a moderate climate and overwhelming human resources, the state should be able to pay for itself, yet it can't because it is a political basket case. Palin's jab is on-target.
Actually JMS oil companies pour wealth into alaska in the form or of payments for oil taken out. The federal govt. pours money into alaska to make it someplace non-eskimo would like to live.
California allows referendums to alter their state constitution. at this point its unconstitutional to raise taxes on anything without a 2/3 vote. And the republicans always vote no. So now california is slowly disasembling. cutting money for schools, roads, police, jails, health care. everything. its the republican dream.
Anon -- As well they should! Alaska is a wealth-producing state. It produces vastly more fossil fuel wealth than it consumes in infrastructure subsidies. The government is supposed to support wealth-producers. It's a win-win situation. The other 49 states get oil and gas, the oil companies get rich, and the state brings in enough revenue from the oil companies to run the state in the black! You sound like one of those people who spit out the word "profit" like it's a swear word.
According to The Department of Energy, California has 5.2 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil -- meaning oil that can be recovered profitably using current technology. That's almost half as much as Alaska. However, oil and natural gas are such dirty, nasty things that California has mostly prohibited oil production. Coincidently, California is bankrupt. If California were to throw open their oil reserves, the state could bring itself back into the black in a few years.
Alaska is indeed a wealth-producing state. It pours wealth into the United States in the form of oil and gas.
I love the debate!
This is Ibrahim from Israeli Uncensored News