State Stiffs Disabled on Payments



What a dick that governor of ours is. Check this out: the Democratic state legislative majority passed a budget bill that used a legal trick to bypass the constitutional requirement that two thirds of the state legislature sign off on such bills. Whatever you may think of that, don't think that the governor vetoed the bill out of respect for the constitutional process. No, the Austrian antagonism vetoed it because it didn't contain enough of his economic stimulus package. Now, the Chronicle reports that the state controller must delay $3.7 million in tax refunds and disability payments to make sure California still has enough cash to pay other bills. That means that critically, chronically ill residents who depend on those checks to live will just have to suck it up, all to accommodate Schwarzenegger's agenda, whatever that might be. What a dick.