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Peter Ueberroth on Budget & Economy

2004 former Republican Challenger CA Governor


Lock up legislators until we have a budget that works

I'm for locking up the Democrats and the Republicans, the first day, emergency session. Lock them up. Keep them there until we have a budget that works and it is not going to be pretty.

When I got it done, the only other thing I will ask them to do is one thing. We are 49th in terms of job friendliness, 49th. We cannot be. Our neighbors are preying on us. It is Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Florida. They are preying on us, taking our jobs out. The people in California know that. We have pass legislation that says that we have to turn California around and become job friendly, put a stake in the ground, put a sign up there that says, now, no longer are we throwing jobs out of the state or encouraging people to move out. We're job friendly.

We have to compete. This is the best place to live, the best people and workforce. We need to have the jobs, high-paying jobs. Jobs pay for government, that is how we solve the social problems and we have to do it now.

Source: Recall debate in Walnut Creek Sep 3, 2003

Not enough money for arts funding

Q: What is your position on public funding of the arts in California at a level equal to the national average of $1.10 per capita?

UEBERROTH: Frankly, there is not enough money to go around in California. And I wish that I could wave a magic wand & tell everyone there is going to be plenty of money. This government in Sacramento has spent enormous amounts. And you have not gotten your fair share. The truth is now there is no more enormous amount to spend.

Source: Recall debate in Walnut Creek Sep 3, 2003

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