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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Technology

Republican CA Governor


Teamed with Gov. Rendell on "Building America's Future"

Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell in 2008 teamed up with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to form Building America's Future (BAF), a bipartisan coalition looking, in Rendell's words, to "deliver a message to Washington that if America is going to have a future, an economically viable future, a quality-of-life future, a future that involves public safety, we have to begin the business of repairing infrastructure." In a February 2010 speech at an economic conference, Rendell warned, "If we don't do something quickly, by the time 2030 rolls around, America will be a second-rate economic power." Telling the businessmen in the room that "nothing significant will change until the businessmen step up and say, 'Guys, we're having the living daylights beaten out of us. If we don't do something quickly, we're sunk--we're a cooked goose.'"
Source: Third World America, by Arianna Huffington, p. 97 , Sep 2, 2010

Infrastructure should be a top priority

I am for Proposition 53. I think itís a good beginning. But the fact of the matter is that we need a lot of infrastructure here in California. Infrastructure with the highways and with the transportation, the railroads, infrastructure with our water supply, infrastructure with our ports. We need that. We should model ourselves after Texas. In Texas, theyíve committed $140 billion for infrastructure. They are going to start now with building 4,000 miles of transportation, railway, freeways, highways and all those kinds of things. They have already taken the position we were first in export, now itís Texas is first in export, because they are really aggressive, it seems. Thatís what California ought to do.
Source: Recall Debate, Cal. State Univ. at Sacramento , Sep 24, 2003

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