Just another example of how the Obama Admin speaks out of both sides of it’s mouth.
"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today said the federal government has ruled that the state did not violate the law by cutting pay for home healthcare workers earlier this year.
Schwarzenegger made the announcement in Washington after meeting privately with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
In a letter to Schwarzenegger, the department said the state remains eligible to receive another $8 billion in stimulus money.
Last month, the Obama administration said the state may have violated the new federal stimulus law by cutting the state’s contribution of pay for unionized home healthcare workers from a maximum of $12.10 to $10.10 per hour.
Schwarzenegger said the federal government was satisfied that the state did not violate the law after he cleared up "confusions" with Sebelius.
"We are very happy to report that they will bring to California the billions of dollars that were promised through the economic stimulus package, and as I said I’ll be fighting for every dollar for California," Schwarzenegger told reporters.
Schwarzenegger said the money will be "very important" as the state sets out to resolve a $21.3 billion funding shortfall."
Now $12 an hour may sound like a decent wage in some parts of the country but in CA -especially in the urban areas- it’s not enough to support a decent standard of living.
Add to that the idea of ‘not breaking a contract’ argument that has been used by Geithner,etc. re ‘bonuses’, the stresses of being a ‘home healthcare worker’ and one sees exactly what the Obama Admin is really about.