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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants to cut the Deaf Services Off the Budget.

January 24, 2008

CALIFORNIA BUDGET CUT CRISIS

California’s Governor wants to cut $500,000 for deaf and hard of hearing services. If this happens, GLAD and other agencies will be forced to reduce or eliminate services for deaf and hard of hearing people. This means less assistance when you need interpreters or captioning, longer waits for advocacy, fewer accessible health programs, less assistance with Social Security problems, and less information for you, your family and your friends.

The Governor’s budget cuts hurt all of us. We need to work together to convince the Governor to STOP the proposed budgetcuts to deaf and hard of hearing services.

Center on Deafness – Inland Empire

Deaf Community Services of San Diego

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc.

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness

NorCal Center on Deafness, Inc

Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation

Tri-County GLAD

Please click on WWW.GLADINC.ORG for a flyer asking the Governor and the California Legislature to STOP budget cuts for deaf and hard of hearing programs.

**Please stop by at CODIE to fill out the STOP BUDGET CUTS Flyer and send the flyers by mail or fax at your local district office and captiol office.

THANK YOU

Lisa Kay Price
Regional Director
3576 Arlington Ave #211
Riverside CA 92506

951-275-5000 voice
951-275-0640 tty
951-275-5065 fax
12.158.72.101 IP
www.codie.org

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  1. January 25, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Sure, I’ll go to the library for the copies and I’ll then mail it to them!

  2. tim
    January 25, 2008 at 8:02 am

    I fully support what Governor had to do in California. It is time to revive yourself! We have many options that may not need a assistance from State.
    It is all about empowerment!!

    Tim

  3. Anonymous
    January 25, 2008 at 8:19 am

    ALL HE IS THINKING ABOUT IS HIS SELF!!!!! THAT IS WAHT I HAVE TO SAY!!!!!

  4. Richard Roehm
    January 25, 2008 at 9:33 am

    What do I care about the GLAD empire losing funding. It’s high time to stop funding the old deaf guards.

  5. Anonymous # 2 (different person)
    January 25, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Hey Fookembug!

    You mean that we, the Deaf outside State of California can email to Gov. Terminator and the whole California Legislators to STOP cutting that budget???

  6. W. David Samuelsen
    January 25, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I’m not “hearing” otherwise except schools. This is first time outside the schools.

    My question, is state paying for interpreter services to provide interpreter assistance involving private companies? If so, should be axed and the private companies (that includes doctors, dentists, hospitals, etc) compelled to pay for them! ADA is very clear on this – and tax deductible for private companies, too.

    Social Security – they have budget for paying interpreters. The state should not pay for them at all.

    Exact WHAT services are provided by these agencies?

  7. January 25, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I worked for two of those organizations. Off my head – state doesn’t pay for interpreters provided via those agencies. Interpreting services are self-funded or in other words hearing businesses and and agencies pay for those interpreters.

    Services they provide are the following:
    They act as a resource center for many deaf people for whom English language serves a major communication barrier.

    They act as advocates for deaf individuals who may needs it. I don’t need to tell you about stories where deaf people’s rights were ignored, disregarded, or steamrolled over by ignorant hearies even within the court system. That’s what those advocates are for – to remind the “system” that deaf people have rights that needs to be respected.

    Those agencies also run various health and community education programs on various issues which provides information to deaf individuals that they wouldn’t have normally gotten from other sources. Also often many information don’t make sense unless presented in appropriate cultural context.

  8. mrandmrsashlock4
    January 25, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    WELL,YOU DO NOT HAVE WORRY ABOUT ARNOLD SO YOU WILL NEED LOOK FOR JOBS OR DEPENDON TOO MUCH UNLESS YOU HAVE ONE LEG OR HAND OR EYE OR DISEASE….YOU SEE!! THAT WHY ARNOLD IS NOT STUPID. BUT MY FAMILY OR I NEVER VOTES FOR GOVERNOR OR PRESIDENTS. THANK YOU !! MR ROSWALD ASHLOCK

  9. Anonymous
    January 25, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I hope, CSDF will be closing. I love Grovernor. 😀 Who care?

    i am don’t give a shit.

  10. January 25, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Richard, I hope they will cut and make your Orange County Deaf Advocate no any longer business. Therefore, you will lose your job. Trust me, you’re in for a real treat. Say ‘HI’ to Frank Mounts for me.

  11. Anonymous
    January 25, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    thumbs up, Coach Creech

  12. January 25, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    I am disappointed about how apathetic in some of the comments that are left before me. I mean what’s wrong with you people? Instead of bickering, just simply take action to preserve the services for the Deaf and HoH who need it. It is not about you, it is about them. Just simply help out by sending the friggin flyer.

    By the way, cutting the funds doesn’t give the Deaf better empowerment, it is certainly the other way round. RR, you have grudges against GLAD. Again, it is not about you!

  13. Bobby Lopez
    January 25, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Hey Fookembug,
    Wow! that is sad. Arnold is very EGO.

    Thumbs up, I worship Coach Creech.
    Bobby L.

  14. John Critser
    January 26, 2008 at 3:45 am

    Deaf services are VERY valuable to all Deaf people. I have gained MUCH in services from DCARA. All Deaf agencies MUST have a budget. They can help Deaf people with all kinds of issues. There ARE Deaf people that need support from Deaf services.

    Without Center on Deafness – Inland Empire;
    Deaf Community Services of San Diego; Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency (DCARA); Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc; Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness; NorCal Center on Deafness, Inc; Orange County Deaf Equal Access Foundation; and Tri-County GLAD, who can Deaf people turn to for assistance?

    These agencies are HEROES. Governor Arnold needs to recognize the significance of the impact these cuts can be, and reverse his stance on it. If Gov Arnold also wants to be a hero, he needs to avoid making the cuts at the expense of the disabled. There are 1,000,001 other ways to make the cuts without the expense of the people that need services.

  15. California Advocate
    January 26, 2008 at 10:46 am

    What wasn’t explained in the main post is that the $500,000.00 cut will be for EACH of the 8 agencies serving deaf and hard of hearing people in California! The governor is trying to mandate an across the board cut of 10% in every agency of the state. The state Dept of Social Services distributes about $22 million per year to the 8 agencies through the Office of Deaf Access (ODA). This amount has been unchanged for nearly 25 years now while the cost of providing services i.e. salaries, insurance, rent, utilities, etc has greatly increased.
    The $500,000 cut to each agency will be a major blow. DCARA, serving the San Francisco Bay area and coastal counties north and south lost $400,000 in funding last year. DCARA was forced to close down two offices, lay off five people and not fill three jobs. That’s a HUGE loss of access to the deaf communities in the areas where the offices were closed. It means deafies in those areas are now 2-3 hours drive or more away from DCARA’s services! The same will happen to DCARA, GLAD, DCS and the other agencies if this mandate goes thru at Sacramento.
    The deaf and hard of hearing people in California need to take action and contact the governor’s office, ODA and their state senators and Assembly representatives to protest this action by the governor of California now!

  16. Marc Noble
    January 27, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I could not believe that Arnold Schwarrnegger is cutting deaf services therefore he is my favorite star in any movies.. because he have big guns ( big arms) so the only way to save deaf services then cut Orange County deaf advocay where Richard Roehem work there …love to make bad comments or negative to deaf communites so time for him to learn lessons if Arnold can find way to save money then cut OCDA (Orange County Deaf Adocady center .. so deaf services will be saved !!!.. there must be another way to save money by sitting down to dicuss with Arnold Schwarrenger i hope deaf services must fight what it is worth to save deaf services.. so i wish you good luck
    Be positive
    Be Deaf Pride
    Be ASL lover
    Deaf can do anything except hear

  17. Cory
    January 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

    honest with you all. Perhaps, i think ALL of the people instanlty should go up to sracmento and Talk to the governor or even the legislation of the government agencies. but the problem is that How many deaf people will vote? or group of people can talk to the president have few meetings with them. its gonna be huge mess if the governor cut the budges.

  18. Anoymous
    January 30, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Page, email, and call to Deaf Terminator immmediately! That’s way he will show up the office where Arnold works, also including Richard Roehem and start to shoot all the way!

    Would it be nice if there is a Deaf Terminator? Hopefully, some deaf geniuses will create one.

  19. Deaf Terminator
    January 30, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Now, I’m here! Since Gov. Schwarnzegger is the richest guy in the California. Why don’t he donate his money to deaf services, so that way he can get a tax break?

    Just a wild thought!

  20. Donny
    January 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Everyone!

    I read all of your posts. My answers that all deaf are abiding the law. Is your leg broken? Do you have a minute to go over and discuss with deafies to take up to protect all 8 deaf communities. However, you do nothing with them unless as many deafies will have to go up to Arnold’s Manison or Capitol to impeach or change his mind to keep all deaf communites. I don’t know if it will work and you will have to work it out with all deafies about those issues with the Governor’s cabinets. It samething happened to Seattle, Houston, New Orlean, and all other states have doomed the deaf communites from President Bush. All Republicans are troublemakers and could swap the money off from Department of Social Health Service. DSHS are handling for deaf communities period. Simple, you can go over your own state with DSHS who has budgeting for deaf communities. All governors can order to cut the budgets through any of his cabinets. Then his cabinets will announce to their agencies to cut it off work, budget, and etc. How can you empower them? So that mean your leg aren’t broken, get up and talk to deafies to see what they have deal with your state governor and DSHS.
    Thanks,
    Donny

  21. No name
    January 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    I want California Schools for the Deaf in Fremont and Riverside to be closed for good. Let all the deaf students from CSDF and CSDR go to mainstreamed classes in hearing schools in school districts……… this is a period.
    Students at CSDF and CSDR take CSDF and CSDR for granted – they tend to play around. Give hard challenges to them to learn in mainstreamed classes in hearing schools in school districts in the whole State of California.

  22. Anonymous
    January 31, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    I am not agree with guy said “I want California Schools for the Deaf in Fremont and Riverside to be closed for good. Let all the deaf students from CSDF and CSDR go to mainstreamed classes in hearing schools in school districts……… this is a period”. That mean guy who type this memo is very dumbest and know nothing about Deaf Cultures… Mainstreamed is no Good for Deaf/Hard of Hearing for Many Many excellent Reasons… Deaf School is the best, but they need to put Best Education for Deaf Schools… Hearing Staff or hearing people must stop play games on Deaf population…

    Thanks…

  23. Donny
    February 1, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Hello Everyone!
    I am disagree with a guy who talked about Deaf School should gone for good. It isn’t good idea because they do have their own culture and you aren’t suppose to interrupt their boundaries. However, I suggest you to learn and understand what is their boundaries are for their lives. Government are trying to save their money, but they are very greedy. In California is very heavier debt and wasn’t able to do right budget due to low taxes over all the California State. That why famous people take over the land and live there. They don’t pay higher taxes, but share with charities. I don’t understand why they don’t share to deafies? They do share with hearing ones who are handicapped and wasn’t for deaf communities? I believe Governor is biased against the ADA law and neglecting their cultures. I don’t understand that he doesn’t have any respect, but we respect his culture when he grew up in Austria. What is a difference? Cmon tell me and no more bologna to everyone okey donkey. Thanks, Donny

  24. tim says
    February 1, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Aronld doesn’t understand what DEAF culture means to him! We need to speech him to understand what DEAF culture mean? Seems He is still low fracture brain and not open his heart to deaf people. He needs to go back to Germany not belong to USA! Now he is asshole becuase we love him before he was good actor now, we don’t love him at all! becuase he doesn’t cares about deaf people, also someday he will become hard of hearing hisself or his grandchildren in future too.. who knows! He will gulp!!!!

  25. h w
    February 1, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Do not vote for McCain as Arnold endorses him and McCain as a new president will cut any budgets for deaf and disabled. So, pls vote for either Obama or Hilary for a change!!!

  26. Jolene
    February 2, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    I do not agree with Arnold. I don’t think he should.

  27. February 5, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Well, some of you who agreed with Governor Arnold wants to cut the Deaf budget off the services, just because you don’t REALLY understand or know about deaf cultures and their needs, yet. You need to encourage yourself to involve deaf world first and see what it be like then you’ll understand. Arnold needs to involve, too. If he cuts the Deaf budget off the services, believe me that he’ll reap what he sows. And also whoever agreed with him, will be the same, too. Stop being so SELFISH and EGOISM. Selfish and Egoism will pull you down. Believe me so watch your back. Of course, you don’t know when and how long as no matter what but watch out. So I hope you won’t make yourself so stupidist to support Arnold. Wake up the California deaf people, going to approach Arnold and tell him why the services are so important to you. Do something now than sitting down to complain without protesting. That’s your MOVE. But put God first then pray and move. Be blessed!

  28. Anonymous
    February 8, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    You should be glad that you can hear and see, which alot of people cannot do. Why punish these people when they had nothing to do with their impairment. You should help them as much as much as you can to train and teach them to have a complete life. Gov. Sch. Do what is right!

  29. March 7, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Well To be honest, I am very shocked at his pathetic effort to think that that deaf community can manage to run a life in this world equally with hearing people.
    We dont get jobs equally and will always be at disadvantage no matter how hard we try.
    Only solution would be for him to have his children all born deaf and he will surely then see how bad it affects him in the long run.
    If Arnold wish to cut off us all, we can all send them letters asking them for his monies he made out of the films. And repeat this every year until the death of his life on the earth.
    I am involved in the hereditary deaf family, I can see how difficult it is for all deaf people. Not all will be gifted or able to manage, only 1% of the deaf community would be lucky due to their rich families or relatives.
    Now Arnold should pull up his sock and act as deaf with his ears closed for 24 hours/7days and 365 days then he can tell me how his life will be hard not being able to hear what the government were talking in the senate or any politicial discussions.
    Thanks

    Paul Briscoe (Sydney, Australia)

  30. Deaf Nation
    March 8, 2008 at 10:49 am

    The Prove Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wanted to hurt to deaf and hard of hearing People’s feeling! Let me start by saying I don’t appreciate Arnold attacking my deaf people with the addresser. Deaf and hard of hearing services Financial support is one thing but being there Interpreter, captioning, help communicate hands. Do you not think that we all could not have pitched in and “saved” Arnold can’t do that deaf situation from California? I promise I will, but I read enough that it ticked me off! Get off my deaf and hard of hearing back and yes I’m getting defensive because they are my deaf and hard of hearing history. If Mr. Arnold attacks to cut budget then USA Millions deaf people will join have to deal with me as soon. May not be much of threat but don’t try us! If anyone governments, Arnold shouldn’t active the cut budget off. Are you Agree don’t u?

  31. SECRET
    March 10, 2008 at 8:12 am

    LET DEAF MARCH………… WANNA ALL DEAF STAND UP AND MARCH AROUND GOVERNMENT CAPITAL LET SCREAM AND SCREAM AT ARNOLD … WHAT ABOUT YOU ?? LET STAND UP AND UNITED PROTEST AGAINST GOVERMENT ..WE NEED SAVE SERVICE !!!!!

  32. Anonymous
    March 10, 2008 at 11:22 am

    go move to another state…

  33. JOAN
    March 11, 2008 at 8:13 am

    no way I against Arnold. He dont understand about deaf. we need interpreter to help and understand for deaf . Tell him to stop bother and complain about deaf. He dont know nothing about deaf. Tell stop stop . Thanks

  34. Barb says:
    March 11, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Shame on Governor!!!

    Your wife has aunt of retarded lady …cant you support any handicapped people !!

    Shame on you!!

  35. Barb says:
    March 11, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Governor Arnold,

    Shame on you! your wife’s aunt is retarded person …cant you support any handicapped people no matter what !!!!

    Shame on you ….you are acting like snub up and not support anything for handicapped, deaf , retarded , blind anything!

    Snub governor and wealthy snub person !

  36. AJA
    March 11, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Too many of you gave different sayings for or against. I tell you, it is very sad for most of the deafies who are against or wanting to see the deaf schools
    being closed. Remember the old days what the deaf schools did for the deafies such as many leaders were “born” and “raised” there for the deaf clubs, basketball leagues and many more.
    It is pitful for those who are idots for saying the negative remarks. Let keep our deaf communities to grow with many new ideas etc with the help from the state or private donations.

  37. LGP
    March 12, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Hey, Gov Terminator!! What’s heck with you cold shoulder on the deaf world? What are you thinking like shitty spit us oh please do not cut the budget we really need seriously! You heartless, snub, weathly sob!!!!! I am really sorry about your wife I bet she is unhappy with you so evil!!!! Stop cut the budget. Do not leave us deaf people suffer. That’s enough

  38. Dennis
    March 12, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Please don’t cut the Deaf Services Off the Budget. We needs an interepters, closed capitioned and etc…. We can’t live without it.

  39. paul m
    March 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    gov say,” i be back ! ”
    deaf Terminator say to gov ,”don’t come back !”
    kick him back where he once belong.
    hope his kids go deaf soon.

  40. Anonymous
    March 13, 2008 at 10:12 am

    he look like hitler dont want to pay for deaf and hard of hearing that is bad where they get job future.

  41. SSonT
    March 14, 2008 at 7:40 am

    We who work within the deaf culture know and understand the difficulties they face. Once involved with those who are deaf, we learn they have the same wants, needs, hopes, and expectations that all individuals have that live within the United States.

    The problem is not about the money being cut. The problem is how responsibly the money was spent in the past. If the government cut out needless requirements and documentation forced on their own agencies their budgets wouldn’t need to be as high because they wouldn’t need to hire people to do nothing but push papers around.

    I happen to be a small business owner and about 10% of my costs involve mandated government regulations which are not related to production. I understand the need for regulation but it’s getting extreme. I waste more time every year just answering quesitons and it gets worse and worse. Pretty soon we’ll be like the Russian government where you can’t go to the bathroom without getting your supervisor’s approval.

    It’s the spending that’s out of control and the waste is outrageous. Hey, I’ve got an answer. How ’bout every state legislature give back 10% of their salaries and make them pay for their own insurance and mail and office and secretary and… and… and…

    How can it be that so many smart people make so many stupid decisions?

    I wish I had the answer.

  42. March 14, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    hummmm… hitler hate jews, kkk hate negroes, negroes hate rednecks, arnold hate deafie….now what next ??? thanks mike

  43. March 14, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    aronald been visited at columbus, ohio every year to attend muscle tourment (he owned place) as wonder he put money in his pocket ??? better let commitee to check his account….. thanks mike again

  44. Anonymous
    March 16, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Silly title
    Governer Anrold is silly person for saying like
    that because he don’t know what the deaf peoples
    need the interpert very important to help them
    understand.

  45. Frank Wolfe
    March 17, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I dont live in state of Califorina. I highly respect Governor Arnold Schwarzeneger for his hard working state budget. I understand that but he’s screwing up cutting $500,000 for deaf and hard of hearing people. I hope that Gov.Schwarzeneger would not listen to his ignorant advisors in cutting a critical and necessary budget that deaf and hard of hearing people deserve. Thanks

  46. MIKE
    March 19, 2008 at 11:52 am

    HUMM, SHOULD SENATORS AND GOVERNOR ARINE’S SALARIES CUT OFF HALF THAT COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM ?? HUMMM WHY NOT WE START THAT, LOL

  47. deafmutearthur
    March 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Hey! Stop whining like babies…. It is not end of world…. Just learn to tighten your belt one notch more… Everyone in California get 10% cuts from their budgets… You deafies act like spoiled brats expecting everything on silver platter…

  48. March 20, 2008 at 7:52 am

    YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO AGAINST DEAF CULTURES AS WE ARE DEAFIES AS RIGHT TO HAVE AS OTHER ONES SAME US NO MATTER ALSO PLESE DEONT CUT OUR DEAFIES PEOPLE AS I LOVE TO WATCH YOUR MOVIES NOW AS I AM SO UPSET ON YOUR AS GOVERNOR AS YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE GOVERNOR AS I LOVE TO WATCH PRESIDENT ACTOR IS BEST THAN YOU ARE…BE FAIR BETWEEN US AND OTHER THANKS AS SELFISH

  49. Anonymous
    March 23, 2008 at 10:29 am

    he is nuts , we the deaf people should not re_ elect him and no respectally deaf communities

  50. Anonymous
    March 23, 2008 at 10:34 am

    hey california govt, i am asking u what if u have many deaf relatives, FAMILIES…would u consider to cut the budgets on deaf comminities ?? come on rat ….OHIO DEAF POWER

  51. ohio deaf
    March 23, 2008 at 10:58 am

    we all deaf people need to boycotts …not watch your muscle contests, movies watch ur shit grinch look that big tooth ….

  52. Anonymous
    April 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    HE IS SELFISH AND HIS WIFE S FAMILIES HAVE WORSE PROBLEMS

  53. Salo H
    April 7, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Wait a min….I remembered last October during wildfires in San Diego, California. Arnold S. was there and speak in public about wildfires with interpreter that I watched on tv. He should know better interpreter is american sign language mean deaf people and why he let them deaf watch to Arnold ? Make no sense why he don’t like deaf, blind, etc…

    Also why Arnold was idea for special olympics there many handicap and some deaf too make no sense ! He really retard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why Arnold pay 35 million dollars at California School for the Deaf Riverside for new campus. Maybe he retard not see “deaf” he go ahead pay it lmao!

    Honestly, he not smart anythings he just limit his mind about MONEY!

    Even IF 8 deaf commuities shut down then why not all deaf any deaf teachers, deaf workers, deaf kids, more much go to Sacramento get strikes around !!!!!! Please don’t afraid of Arnold ok be strong yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on all deaf support & be pride =)

    Salo

  54. April 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    I hope that he will be finish by 2009 and we need to fix about our future in the California I know that gov is not good for us in the deaf people will more suffer later we are pary to pray hard to help out with it his evil working with money worship I dont pride of him we are going to vote again new gov someting to different person same old one again thank !!!

  55. Mary
    April 8, 2008 at 5:30 am

    If he do that… He will have to face ME I’m not playin’ game PERIOD Deafies needs something because its disably not fair

  56. Billy
    April 8, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Oh no Arnold know better that think twice 90% deaf no work wow that alot reason you know why hearing people not want hire ” Who Deaf” they wont hire at all not right heyyyyyyyyyy why we watch Arnold movie and tv good show but I find out he try cut on deaf people hey not fair black and mexcian made good money bull shit but God will watch on him some day he will get sick from any punish on him well sorry. He is yo yo his head stupid thing and he not know more deep about deaf culture life. Hate see deaf suffer damn thing stop it and get tired of it hearing try destory deaf life and well then hearing mouth is motor stupid thing.

  57. Anonymous
    April 9, 2008 at 9:56 am

    we are both deaf since birth adn arnold is so meana dn if he has deaf child and feels what he feels about deaf children .he thinks of himself and not knid to deaf.all deafies dont like him because he didnt help or take cares of deaf .so i dont care for him now .hoep they fight for the drafies
    nancy /andy

  58. KATHY
    April 9, 2008 at 10:38 am

    SHAME ON CALIFORNIA! WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THIS WOULD BE IF OUR STATES CONCENTRATED ON THEIR CITIZEN’S NEEDS. AS THE MOTHER OF A DEAF PERSON, I FIND THIS DEVASTATING. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH SERVICES FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED.

  59. April 9, 2008 at 10:57 am

    What wrong with your governor Arnold?? Did he read Hitler book??Is he kind to his wife’s aunt, who is mental retard,wake up,Mrs.Arnold S. If it happen to NC, we are going to strike at governor’s capital!

  60. arnold sucks
    April 9, 2008 at 11:39 am

    simple thing for california resident is to move out of the state

  61. Anonymous
    April 9, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    I think they shouldnt cut on deaf and HOH people. Not just only adult. Think about children needs if they want all deaf school close. All deaf go hearing school then they will still need interprerter for that too. I dont think you shouldnt cut down. I would think they should just change the budget better way instead of cutting down. It will hurt really bad. I have questions about blind , wheelchair do they cut down the service too. Please do wise not foolish budget. Now days all the goverments not doing well with budgets .

  62. Anonymous
    April 9, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Hey gov. AS… shouldnt cut the funds for the deaf and HH services. If he did it, then all deaf ppls will not able to have an interpter when they needs like doctor or dentist or court. That will cause many misunderstand communications, who fault is GOV. AS….Why cut too much? What is he needing the much money for what??? That’s wrong for him to cut the funds without discuss with those deaf and HH ppls. The deaf and HH need their services to make a better commuications like interpter or svrs or tty and other opintions.. I support deaf and HH ppls in califorinia therefore I am deaf and resident in minnestoa.

  63. Anonymous
    April 9, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Hey GOVERNER Arnold , Please dont cut off the deaf and hh services is because it will hurts their services and they need interpters. What about the deaf children, they need interpter too. Dont cut the funds too much! There must have other ways to keep the deaf and hh services keep open for deaf and hh ppls.I am deaf person from southern state. I support deaf and hh services but Arnold pls dont cut the funds..

  64. wildman
    April 9, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    tried to leave a commit but was discarded
    but why not this in a smaller verison.
    1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
    Verify at: http://tinyurl.com/zob77
    2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

  65. wildman
    April 9, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Verify at: http://www.cis..org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
    3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
    Verify at: http://www.cis..org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
    4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
    Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html
    5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
    Verify at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

  66. wildman
    April 9, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
    Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
    7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
    Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
    8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.
    Verify at: http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html
    9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.
    Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
    10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular,
    their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
    &nb sp; Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html

  67. wildman
    April 9, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.
    Verify at: Homeland Security Report: http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
    12. The National Policy Institute, ‘estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average
    cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.’
    Verify at: http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf
    13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
    Verify at: http://www.rense.c om/general75/niht.htm
    14. ‘The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.’
    Verify at: http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml
    The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

  68. jennifer Crandall
    April 9, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    hey! don’t cut the budget bec all deaf and hard of hearing keep up better way.. i am deaf and handicapped it hard .. i need give deaf get more support best one… support for deaf and dont get cut the budget that is.. also need thing for deaf alike flashing light and else need for deaf is….

  69. A Deaf Person
    April 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Hey you Governor of Ca. what I just read was shock and disappointed in you!!! the way you want it done you asboutely insulted dead/hoh people. Why don’t you put yourself in our shoes and have hearing people ingore, run around, give you hard time with what and who to access or contact of need interepter, etc. and see how you feel.???? you provide spanish interepter for HEARING spanish people yet you want to cut out for Deaf/HOH people not spanish people or other language spoken people. you are from other country and spoke different language but learned OUR language which is ENGLISH! we, deaf / HOH read and write english and speak english or speak with hands of asl, pse, or combined. Get your high rich horse off and be respect of us that we need these services for varitey reasons!!! Even we have good jobs or own jobs we all still need interepter, other things to access for certain reasons. COME ON HAVE SOME COURTESY RESPECT!!!

  70. Anonymous
    April 11, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    arnold schwarzenger is the recarnation of Roman Emperor or Hitler!

  71. anaymous
    April 12, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Governer Arnold,

    He must be aware of many deafies communites in California state, they adult, children, need their interpreters for video relay,online relay for their communication, even a court which is important, For Deaf schools are one is in Fremont and one is in Riverside. if Governor feels two schools are toomuch for the state fund costing so why not either school one is closed so deaf students can go up to fremond or to Riverside to save the state cost also save for
    the deaf community service we all need for anything

    thnak

  72. debby
    April 16, 2008 at 8:52 am

    My deepest prayer is with the Deaf community of California and hope they will win their war against their Governor. It can spread its dangerous to other Deaf communities of all states. Obviously is that Schwarnezzer and hearing community do not understand the Deaf’s needings, their values, and deaf community. What are wrong with hearing people and Governor Schwarzenegger?

  73. Armour
    April 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    My deaf friends have made quantum leaps through the internet and services available in cal.
    Please hear their cry Mr Governor and don’t be known as the Terminator for important 21st century advancements in deaf communication. Thank you, Kay Armour.

  74. unknown
    April 18, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I can see all of them being go crazy but All Deaf keep calm and let in future When Arnold become grandpa and one of deaf grandchildren will give him hard time and he will reaize he wish he never cut off the budget. Let Deaf people look at him and laugh at his face because He think He would earn more money being actor and president. But Keep positon and wait till he get one of deaf grandchildren. He will understand how wonderful deaf cutlers would be …… ALSO CAN ARNOLD SIGN LANGUAGE TO HIS GRANDKIDS. HE WILL BE HELP AND HIRE INTERPERTERS… AND FUND THE MONEY TO THE DEAF SCHOOL. JUST KEEP PRAY TO SEE HOW GOD WOULD PUNISH HIM ….

  75. shannon
    April 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    arnold schwarzengger is ASSHOLE to judgement on deaf culture, what about himself too?!?!

  76. Anonymous
    April 19, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I think all of you better to get out of California and move to other states to get better life cause there will be worst plms in California cause of Arnold, Thank god good things that we dont live in California, We refused to moved there for good reasons!!!
    Hope all of you get out of California asap before too late…good luck!!

  77. ANONYMOUS
    April 23, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    THAT IS NOT FAIR.. WHAT ABOUT OUR TAXES…FOR GOD SAKE HE IS FAMOUS AND IS ALREADY RICH.. WHAT MORE DOES HE WANTS HES VERY GREEDY… NOT FAIR..

  78. luvfurkids
    April 24, 2008 at 9:21 am

    Hey y’all , I have read . Its sad to see this .. I grew up in calif all my life .. I am hoh .. I have never been on ssi or ssdi .. I start to hang around with deafies in 94’s I learned a lot about it .. But gotta remmy california is going broke .. As ppl can’t afford to live out here .. My husband and I r hoh and we were raised to be a hard worker and not give up .. I also think they shud not cut the deaf community .. They shuld have a meeting and discuss about this and show arnold what the deafies are all about and what our cultures are so he can see it for himself .. We shud annouced it on the news to let hearing world understand what deaf and hoh have to deal with .. I am having hard time finding a job due they want answering phones .. I can’t hear good when a lot of noises around .. We need to get tog and have a meeting ..

  79. john
    June 16, 2008 at 12:49 am

    That is a good advice to GLAD to learn their big mistakes, because GLAD always rejected many deaf people who needed their GLAD assistance services. The GLAD always told many deaf people to go their own responsibility to help themselves. Many deaf people never want to come back to GLAD again. The GLAD must stop to abuse $500,000.00 from State of California Govenor fund. The GLAD needs to close the service now. You need to kick out against GLAD now.

  80. Richard R.
    June 16, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Los Angeles GLAD INC is big shit off and fuck up to abuse all State Funds. Many deaf people hate GLAD INC for bad black label names. GLAD are big gossip and negative against deaf people. GLAD need to stop their abuses on all State Funds. GLAD need to close their service soon. PERIOD…. From Orange County deaf complaints

  81. Deaf Orange County Complaints
    June 16, 2008 at 7:54 am

    Many deaf people want to praise to Governor Arnod Schwarzenegger cut GLAD Fund now, because GLAD always ignored to help with any Spanish deaf clients about any immigration problems.

    Many deaf people wants to find other new deaf agency instead of GLAD INC soon. You ask Governor Schwarzenegger to close GLAD INC now. GLAD INC IS VERY MENTAL RETARDED SERVICES NOW. TOO BAD TO GLAD INC.****

  82. richard
    June 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Dr. Patrica Hughes, I hope they will cut off and make your no GLAD longer business. Therfore, you will lose your GLAD Director job VERY SOON. You must kick out your GLAD job VERY SOON. Trust from all deaf complaints about you PERIOD.

  83. Many Deaf Complaints
    June 17, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Many deaf complaints are truly unhappy with Los Angeles, GLAD, Inc. GLAD is truly showing their bad services that GLAD must stop any complaints against Governor Schwarzenegger cut off GLAD budget money. Too Bad To GLAD BAD BUSINESS AND SERVICES….

    GLAD must stop to bother to Governor Schwarzenegger’s more budget money again. GLAD need to close the business service now.

  84. Mark
    July 15, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I read all of above many deaf complaints about GREATER LOS ANGELES COUNCIL ON DEAFNESS (GLAD),Inc. problems. It is true informations that many deaf people don’t ever like GLAD, Inc. for a long time. GLAD, Inc. ALWAYS REJECTED MANY DEAF SPANISH PEOPLE WHO NEED THEIR SPANISH ASSISTANCES/RESOURCES.

    GLAD, Inc. STILL ABUSED DIFFERENT GRANT FUNDS BY DR. PATTY HUGHES. DR. HUGHES MUST STOP TO ABUSE MORE GRANT FUNDS FROM GOVERNOR THAT DR. HUGHES STILL ABUSED TO SPENT OUT HER OWN PERSONAL THINGS BY GOVERNOR GRANT FUNDS.

    DR. HUGHES MUST FIRE HER JOB AND CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR NEEDS TO FIND OTHER NEW GLAD DIRECTOR SOON. DR. HUGHES DID NOT CARE ANY DEAF PEOPLE ALL TIME. KICK OUT DR. HUGHES VERY SOON.

  85. Richard Roehm
    November 6, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Our funding structure makes us immune to public funding cut worries. We get our funding from a completely different plumbing system thanks to our professional fundraisers.

    And whoever is trying to impose my name on their squalid comments. I have nothing to say as they speak for themselves.

  86. November 9, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Many deaf people watched Mr. Richard Roehm’s deaf vlog tapes that he still complained against GLAD, Inc. again. Many deaf people agreed with Mr. Roehm’s true comments against GLAD,Inc. Many deaf people hate GLAD,Inc. again. Dr. Patricia Hughes, GLAD Director fired my job in past months ago with her no good reasons. I never forget her no good reasons to fire my job. Dr. Hughes has too mixed of her emotional personal problems along with deaf people again. Many deaf people want to ask California Governor to kick out Dr. Hughes very soon. Her GLAD, Inc. should close the service soon. Dr. Hughes pay her bad lessons again.

  87. Renee
    March 20, 2009 at 2:04 am

    I am not discriminating anyone. I know how important the deaf services are to the deaf communities. I do not really support the deaf schools to be honest because I feel that it is a easy way for the hearing parents to cop out by not dealing with their deaf children. Also I have noticed that the majority of deaf people who have gone to deaf school do not know how to comphrend in the hearing world. Even the spanish speaking people must know certain English, and comphrend things here. If deaf people want to protect their deaf communities such as GLAD and other deaf agencies, why don’t you guys just get together, and voice your opinions out to the senators of CA. If you value your rights, you need to vote, because your vote does speak on your behalf. I know that many people including the hearings feel that if they don’t vote that it doesn’t change anything, that is not so true. Every vote counts, and if a big majority of us had voted, maybe Arnold wouldn’t have become the governor, who knows? I honestly encourage you all to stop complaining, and go out to do something about it. In reality, deaf communities aren’t the only one that will be suffering, all of us are going through some sort of a hardship here.

  88. Mike
    April 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I can’t stand this Person, my parents barely had 25 dollars left over for gas. This would take us out of our house. But look at the bright side at least the rich can keep their extra 2 million on top of the hundreds they have. I’m moving away, Arnold has completely f…ed every person who needed a little help in california.

  89. carl
    June 8, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    How long will the people who greatly out number the GOVERNOR, allow this austrian butt wipe to go on pretending to serve the people , while cutting the very rug from under them , in the words of Shakespear ” You take away my life , when you take away the means by which I must live ,

  90. carl
    June 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Can you say Conspiracy ! The Coroporations , & The California legisture is sleeping in bed together. This translucent relationship has been going on since Corporate America decided to pass a law that allows such bed wetting ! This is a bed that 20/20 or 60 minutes won’t touch ! Because they know that if the sheets were pulled back they would catch everyone of our so called representatives with all kinds of kickbacks , grants , loans , and welfare for the rich , icluding the Media power-houses Like NBC, CBS, ABC!

  91. eric
    June 19, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    It’s funny how people make corrupted choices for against diabled and long time hard labor working folks, for instance my mother worked 5 to 6 days a week standing operating a machine 8 out of ten hours a day, now she barely gets around with knee & back problems. Now she is on SSI only no food stamps or other assistance, the point is our governor of California cut $37.00 2 months ago, now an additional $20.00 more dollars, that’s $57.00 dollars a month cut from living arrangements, take in mind Gas,Electricity & water went up and renting has incresed also, I myself can’t see how cutting SSI down is helping at all, idiot.

  92. July 6, 2009 at 6:33 am

    ERROR California Economy system
    IOU? no way!
    Debt? Fake and trick

    Why not? California Stimulus with print California
    Currency dollar? because killing greed Rich, bad debt
    and recession, higher hearing unemployment..
    if Governor pay low income worker people with like
    green job, build solar, wind power, robot, machine,
    Environmental, Health family ..etc.

    Welcome join and follow me, if Deaf unemployment or stress..
    http://www.facebook/DeafDollar

  93. rockradar
    October 11, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    he give me the shit, only one way you have set up Department of Deaf for our right be fair for every one, so we can visit them, anytime at the Department of Deaf, then they will sort out for us, then we don’t have any more problems or no more painful that what we need it, has be done anywhere in the country!

  94. oszukaj ruletkę gra progresywna
    February 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

    How long will the people who greatly out number the GOVERNOR, allow this austrian butt wipe to go on pretending to serve the people , while cutting the very rug from under them , in the words of Shakespear ” You take away my life , when you take away the means by which I must live , 1 brb

  95. oszukaj ruletkę gra progresywna
    February 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

    How long will the people who greatly out number the GOVERNOR, allow this austrian butt wipe to go on pretending to serve the people , while cutting the very rug from under them , in the words of Shakespear ” You take away my life , when you take away the means by which I must live , 5 brb

  96. Max
    July 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I graduated from California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR). My education level wasn’t up to par with hearing people. Many students from CSDR were not be able to meet university’s AP test. Luckily for me, I attended at the local university (Cal State University) and took many challenges. The English professor saw my poor writing, so he took lots of his time to teach me in English and writing. Today, my English is much better, thanks to the professor at the university. My education level is much higher than many deaf people who graduated from Gallaudet University. I think CSDR and CSDF (Fremont) should be closed and send all deaf children to local public schools, so they will achieve in higher education. Education is much more important than “Deaf Culture”. I can understand that Deaf Culture is important, but they need to realize that higher education will bring them more success. The “Deaf Culture” is getting old, it actually “paints” them as poor deaf people who are unable to work and they live on Social Security. That is sad. I have worked for the government for more than twenty years until they had to let me go due to the budget, but I am getting a job in higher education (university). I am sorry that many of you (especially deafies) do not agree with my opinion. It’s just based on my experience and I have faced many challenges, which made me a stronger person. I’ve seen so many deaf people who don’t have high-paying jobs because they want to stay in their “deaf culture” (or “deaf world”).

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