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Re: [dfa-23] FW: Caught on camera: The absurdity of Arnoldbucks

From: Jim
Sent on: Friday, January 30, 2009 7:36 AM
Of course, as a private citzen you can't spend money that does not exist. Government on the other hand...

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 10:34 PM, Tom & Richard <[address removed]> wrote:
Watch the video.  Besides being a hoot, it gives a sterling example of yet another "will of the people" who, using the initiative process in California, mandated that a super-MINORITY can hold the budet for ransom - which they do routinely.  I personally believe we need to get the initiative process under control and return governing to those we pay the big bucks to do just that.  But that's just my opinion.
Tom & Richard Wilhein
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----- Original Message -----
From: Rick Jacobs, Courage Campaign
To: Richard Wilhein
Sent: 1/29/2009 1:49:07 PM
Subject: Caught on camera: The absurdity of Arnoldbucks

Courage Campaign

The Courage Campaign empowers nearly 400,000 members to lead the movement for progressive change in California on a variety of issues, including marriage equality. Right now, we're also working hard on holding Gov. Schwarzenegger accountable for our state's massive budget crisis. Check out the video we just launched today:

Dear Richard,

Just when you thought it couldn't get much worse...

California faces financial "Armageddon," as Arnold Schwarzenegger bluntly stated a few weeks ago. And yet Arnold and his fellow Republicans rejected compromises by Democrats to rescue our state from a catastrophic budget crisis, unparalleled in the history of California.

Because of the ridiculous 2/3rds budget rule -- the super-majority required to pass a budget in the California state legislature -- and Arnold's failure to deliver even one vote from a small cabal of obstructionist Republicans, Californians may be getting IOUs in the mail next week instead of financial aid checks or tax refunds.

Many Californians are so overwhelmed by this paralyzing crisis that they've just tuned it out. As a result, Arnold is not being held accountable for his failure to lead.

That's why we decided to try something a bit unorthodox -- raise awareness by using humor to highlight the absurdity of these IOU's, or what we are calling "Arnoldbucks."

We asked one of our members to see what would happen if he tried to use "Arnoldbucks" as legal tender at a few businesses in the area. You won't believe what happened. It's all caught on camera -- even a few security cams.

Take the edge off and check it out:

Know a friend who might need a laugh? Share this video with them, download your own Arnoldbucks, then tell us your ideas. We'd love to know what you plan to do with your Arnoldbucks:

We're looking forward to hearing about your adventures with Arnoldbucks.

Rick Jacobs


The Courage Campaign Issues Committee is part of the Courage Campaign's online organizing network that empowers nearly 400,000 grassroots and netroots activists to push for progressive change in California.

To support our "Arnoldbucks" campaign, please contribute today:

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