Friday, May 22, 2009

(Un)Shared Sacrifice

Ed Garvey (at Fighting Bob) takes, supposed Democrat, Governor Jim Doyle to task for proposing to solve Wisconsin's budget problem by cutting school aid, laying off state workers, and cutting local government aid. I've previously posted on this topic. As Ed says, "Lead or get out of the way."

Sort of related: how is it that we can "bail out" banks and insurance companies (even though the problems were totally creations of their own doing), yet we cannot provide financing to prevent massive state and local budget cuts/lay-offs (which provide the workforce, services and institutions local citizens and infrastructure depend on)?

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