Monday, May 24, 2010

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The Daily Star
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Monday, May 24, 2010

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Monday, May 24, 2010
Robbing the poor!
Ted Rudow III, MA, On e-mail
As part of his budget plan, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating IHSS, the state's fastest-growing social services program, which pays caregivers to help the disabled and the frail elderly. Nearly half a million disabled Californians get subsidized home care.
Without IHSS, many current clients would be forced to move to skilled-nursing centres. Nursing homes cost five times as much per IHSS client. The number of skilled-nursing-centre beds has dwindled through the years as IHSS' success has grown at helping the elderly continue living independently.
I was thinking about California being on the brink and going bankrupt. They can't go on robbing the poor and helping the rich, and get by with it! And that's exactly what this California economy has been doing for years. California kept borrowing money and selling bonds and borrowing more money and all that kind of stuff. Well, people will trust you so long, and then they quit trusting your ability to ever pay it back. So if you keep living on borrowed money, there comes a day when you have to pay it back when those bonds begin to come due. These debts begin to come due with all their big high interest rates and California didn't have the money to pay them back. So we've been robbing the poor. Well that's what happened to California: It's been going on for years

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