Arnie is ordering that California state workers stay home the first and third Friday's of each month until the budget crisis is solved. The Sac Bee website is predictably flooded with comments from state workers who are trying to justify their jobs.
Some want to strike because they think that it will show the average taxpayer how important state workers are. For those who believe that, I am old enough to remember the Federal government shut down in the mid-1990s. We got along just fine.
It's a moot point, though. The furloughs are only projected to save $1.3 billion. The projected deficit is $40 billion. State workers are kidding themselves. There will be massive layoffs of state employees in the coming year, not mere furloughs. There will be massive tax increases to boot. Nevada and Arizona, welcome the many new companies locating in your states as California corporations large and small get the hell out of that mess.
Chevron's corporate headquarters will make a nice addition to Houston.