Monday, March 22, 2010

Gloomy Outlook for States (Save America's Libraries)

Link to March 19 New York Times Op-Ed column by Bob Herbert, "A Ruinous Meltdown".

Excerpt: A story that is not getting nearly enough attention is the ruinous fiscal meltdown occurring in state after state, all across the country.

Taxes are being raised. Draconian cuts in services are being made. Public employees are being fired. The tissue-thin national economic recovery is being undermined. And in many cases, the most vulnerable populations — the sick, the elderly, the young and the poor — are getting badly hurt.

Which is why, unfortunately, we are likely to see more of this.

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