Washingotn, CA — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used an appearance on NBC´s “Meet The Press” to promote his plan to spend $222 billion on a massive public works building program in California.
Schwarzenegger said his critics are “confused about the difference between spending and investing.”
The plan would require $68 billion in new borrowing. Some of the people most critical of the plan are conservative members of Schwarzenegger´s own Republican Party.
Two days after declaring a state of emergency for Sacramento´s river and delta levees, Schwarzenegger reiterated the urgency of the need. He is expected to raise the issue when he and other governors meet with President Bush today.