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Schwarzenegger Wants California Gay Marriages to Bail Out State Budget

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Summaries of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s revised state budget proposal for the 2008-09 fiscal year lay on a table in Sacramento, California, May 14, 2008. Schwarzenegger unveiled on Wednesday a revised $144.35 billion budget plan for the state’s next fiscal year that proposes using state lottery revenues to back bonds whose proceeds would help close a $17.2 billion shortfall and build a rainy-day reserve.

Arnold is desperate to balance a budget he has mismanaged.

Will gay marriage help boost California’s economy? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger hopes so.

In the wake of the state Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage, the Republican governor said Tuesday in San Francisco he hopes gay couples come to California for wedded bliss.

“You know, I’m wishing everyone good luck with their marriages and I hope that California’s economy is booming because everyone is going to come here and get married,” said Schwarzenegger, prompting laughs and applause, according to a recording.

But, is he REALLY serious?

Probably not. But making light of a major societal change and his budgetary problems may leave the Governator as the only one laughing in California.


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