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Friday, September 25, 2009


How tight can you cinch your belt?

Faced with thousands of students and supporters walking out of class to protest budget cuts and tuition hikes at the University of California, Gov. Schwartzenegger had his usual arrogant advice to offer:
Asked about his cuts to education during a Commonwealth Club appearance in San Francisco, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dismissed the protesters as a screaming interest group.

"They're all screaming," he said. "Everyone has to tighten their belts."
And just how much does the Governor think those belts should be tightened? The tuition increase for UC proposed for next year is an almost unbelievable 45%. I don't know about you, but if I tightened my belt by 45%, I'd be dead. And so will quality higher education for those of modest or lesser means be, if the Governor and legislature and Board of Regents have their way.

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