Arnold -- governor of a girlie-man $tate?
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been complaining about the fact that for every buck we Californians send to the federal coffers, we get back about 78 cents in federal benefits.
Now, this is not unusual. The disparity is something of a red-state, blue-state thing. In the main, Democratic-leaning blue states are "donor states" – they put more into the federal kitty than they get back in benefits. Who gets that difference? Red states. Republican-voting, complaining-about-the-federal-government states such as
This disparity is nothing new, even though Gov. Schwarzenegger has recently taken it up as a cause as California's state budget stumbles.
It occurred to me, if not to our governor, that
So, governor, here’s your entire state, inadvertently getting in touch with its feminine side. Believe me, we women know exactly how you feel.
If you find a way to close that dollar differential, let us know. Women have been trying to get our fair share for decades. If it takes a macho guy’s girlie-man epiphany to make it happen, for
-- Patt Morrison