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Blog Post
6/9/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Arnold is basking in the glow of reviews of his bi-partisan rebirth, but the real test for Schwarzenegger is coming soon. Is Arnold 2.0 still being programmed by the cash-rich special interests financing his campaign? Oil companies have contributed $2.3 million to Arnold, more money than they have given to any other politician in the nation but...
Blog Post
6/7/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The gov launches a tour of the state today -- in a green bus wrapped with snow-capped California mountain vistas -- hoping to persuade California voters he is a green machine. But a spiffy new green and white website and lots of green bunting are not enough to greenwash Arnold. His record speaks for itself. Arnold: * Was the celebrity spokesman...
Blog Post
5/19/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
California's attorney general is subpoenaing oil executives over the high price of gasoline. Arnold Schwarzenegger is headed to the land of big oil, hat in hand, for a Houston fundraiser Monday featuring juicy checks and big steaks. California has consistently paid 50 cents more for gasoline than the rest of the US, but Schwarzenegger's not going...
Blog Post
5/2/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
After Arnold whittled down car buyers' protections in the "Car Buyers Bill of Rights" law last year, you might think that the $500K he has received from car dealers and auto manufacturers over the past two weeks is just a thank you. But the Gov had already received over $2 million from dealers and other auto industry interests prior to...
Blog Post
3/9/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
California's Congressional Delegation remarked yesterday that California's Gov was remarkably silent as the House of Representatives passed legislation preventing California from warning consumers on food labels about exposure to substances that could cause cancer, birth defects, reproductive health problems and allergic reactions. California has...
News Story
11/30/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 on the Marketplace Radio program on NPR. Click here to listen to the audio of the commentary. -------------- Lisa Napoli - Anchor: This is Marketplace. I'm Lisa Napoli. Lots of us can't live without our cell phones, but most of us can live without...
Blog Post
11/3/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
California newspapers are reporting today that Arnold has a slew of new initiatives in the works regardless of how voters respond to his slate next Tuesday. ArnoldWatch has secretly obtained a list of the first ten initiatives Arnold will propose: 1. Eliminate legislative branch 2. Reduce pay of teachers, nurses, cops and firefighters to minimum...
Blog Post
10/10/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
For weeks, Arnold sat with SB 399 on his desk. The bill would have ended a taxpayer subsidy of the insurance industry in which government health programs pay the medical costs of car accidents instead of the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident. Supporters of the bill -- doctors, county hospitals and attorneys -- pinned their...
Blog Post
9/16/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Yesterday, Arnold honored McDonald's for its role in fighting Childhood obesity. The beefy guru of physical fitness made the guru of special sauce a "member of the Summit on Health, Nutrition and Obesity Honor Roll," according to the company. If Arnold thinks Big Macs are the way to fight obesity, then voters are certainly right to...
Blog Post
8/26/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
While the Gov's been spending all of his energy fundraising at a world record clip, what's happened to Californians' energy? Gasoline prices are at an all time high and oil companies' profits are at world record highs. Schwarzenegger's barely mentioned the word gasoline, let alone articulated a single idea about how to lower prices. But Arnold has...