Arnold Schwarzeneggar had a busy week in California, signing and vetoing dozens of measures passed by the California legislature.
Being a man of the people, who cares about the people first and foremost, he was given the chance to allow California to raise its minimum wage, which is currently the lowest among western states. But he vetoed AB 48, a bipartisan bill to increase the minimum wage to slightly less than 15% above its 2002 level over the next two years, with future increases tied to increases in the consumer price index.
On the other hand, in spite of his claim to be a tort reformer, he signed a bill that makes it easier for celebrities to sue aggressive paparazzi for damages. Under AB 381, anyone who commits an assault in order to photograph or record a person can be sued and forced to forfeit all profit he or she makes from the incident.
Perhaps when he calls himself a man of the people, he means only the people who really count.