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Thinking Big

President Obama doesn’t merely want to run the domestic auto industry, control the banks, nationalize health care, and change the weather. Now he wants to do the impossible — run California. Read:

The Obama administration is threatening to rescind billions of dollars in federal stimulus money if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers do not restore wage cuts to unionized home healthcare workers approved in February as part of the budget.

Schwarzenegger’s office was advised this week by federal health officials that the wage reduction, which will save California $74 million, violates provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Failure to revoke the scheduled wage cut before it takes effect July 1 could cost California $6.8 billion in stimulus money, according to state officials.

Message to the other 49 states — don’t worry about those deficits, don’t try to control spending, just take the money from Uncle Sugar and do what I say.

The Greeks call it hubris, but that only brought down tiny little Sparta and Athens.