With this downturning economy, even governments are having a hard time. My own city is facing at least a $4 million dollar decrease in revenues, and my state is facing more than $140 million in shortfalls.
One alternative to getting out of the situation is to raise taxes, a solution that no one likes. Thus, the monetary shortfall means service cuts. I would be hard pressed to choose which city or state service to sacrifice. Should we have fewer teachers in schools or fewer police officers on patrol? Or perhaps less maintenance in the parks or fewer jobs for government workers?
What are public services worth to you?
Have you considered what these cuts would mean to you? I hadn’t though...