The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

California:
Governor announces attack on "special interests"

Jan 10, 2005

On January 6, Governor Schwarzenegger of California declared war on "special interest groups." Which special interests? The electric utility and natural gas industries that together have nearly bankrupted the state? Big agribusiness, which draws water from the whole region, devastating large parts of it?

No – not at all.

The "special interests" Schwarzenegger targeted were state workers and their pensions and two public schools and their pupils and teachers.

Could it be any clearer who Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger really represents?