Warren Beatty is urging California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve
the state's nurses in new tax cuts by turning on his rich pals to help fund
The politically-active movie star dismissed claims he would be running
against Schwarzenegger in the next California elections when he attended a
Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights gala dinner on Friday (11MAR05).
But he did have some harsh words for Arnie, which drew cheers from
embattled nurses union officials.
Beatty said, "Arnold, be the action hero I know you can be. Be strong.
Stand up and confront the wealthiest one per cent of Californians who have
benefited $12 billion a year from the (GEORGE) Bush tax cuts.
"It's called the haves giving a little more to the have-nots. Nobody likes
taxes, but everybody likes a peaceful, compassionate, law-abiding, productive,
But Schwarzenegger's spokesperson VINCE SOLLITTO says, "Tax and spend
rhetoric aside, California needs budget reform but it's not a revenue problem,
it's a spending problem."
Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger was booed by protestors who gathered outside a
TV news show yesterday (14MAR05) for his stance on medical cuts.