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Governator to State Employees: U R PWNED NOOBZ

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As reported by our good friends, the Stuggling LA Times, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger*, has weighed the options and determined that when it comes to negotiating a new budget, the most effective tactic?

Human Shields:

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has prepared an order to cut the pay of about 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until a budget is signed. Administration officials said Schwarzenegger was expected to sign the order, a draft of which was obtained Wednesday by The Times, early next week as part of an effort to avert a cash crisis. The deadline for passing a budget was July 1, and without one soon, the officials said, California may be unable to borrow billions of dollars needed to keep the state solvent.

Note: That's Federal minimum wage, not State. The only question we have is, is this the insult, or the injury part of the equation?