Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made additional cuts to child welfare programs, medical care for the poor and AIDS prevention efforts Tuesday as he signed an $85 billion compromise spending plan that he called "the good, the bad and the ugly."
Schwarzenegger used his line-item veto authority to save an additional $656 million that will let the state restore a reserve fund he says is needed for tough times.
While "child welfare programs, medical care for the poor and AIDS prevention efforts" are all well and good, they are not too big and need to be trimmed down, or the whole state government will fall into bankruptcy. It's about time, we saw Arnold return to what brought him to the dance in the first place, that is being fiscally responsible.