All over the country from the community level through county, state and federal offices budget proposal are being vetted.
Most proposals contain painful cuts, from loss of benefits to layoffs and reduction of services. School districts, city services, police, fire, libraries, you name it is all on the chopping block.
As we are seeing now in Wisconsin, watched it here in Rockford with Police and Fire even the library, federal cuts to education (pell grants). The defense cuts discussed here just the other day. I am sure everyone’s school district is making all kinds of budget noise. People are out in the streets protesting the cuts, and they have the right to do so, no argument from me there. I have sent my own letters about the NPS, EPA and HPA funding cuts that affect my personal field (archaeology).
My question is where are the cuts supposed to come from? If we leave one alone, say education, then that money has to be found somewhere else, right?
At this point in our economy I don’t think any area of government spending is off limits, but I do want education and defense properly funded (I am sure there are areas of waste in these programs to be found). How about you? What would you cut? Where are the most efficient savings to be found and why?
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