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The high cost of governing "for the people"

February 4, 2004 6:56 PM

Governor Schwarzenegger is heading to NYC to raise money for his campaign to sell the $15 billion bond proposal to voters. New York Governor George Pataki is hosting the event for Arnold at the home of Jets owner Robert Wood Johnson IV.

$50K gets you in the door. $500K makes you a "chairman" of the California Recovery Team.

That's an awful lot of cash. We're supposed to believe a New Yorker forking over a half million bucks to save a bunch of loony west-coasters from financial ruin is doing it out of the goodness of their heart?

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This is carpetbagging. The only interest banks and others on Wall Street have in giving money to Arnold Schwarzenegger is to make money by floating more bonds or to get a chit for when they have some business before the state. Both scenarios are at odds with the Mr. Clean image that Arnold committed to with the voters.

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