Thursday, April 9, 2009

SJ Merc on San Jose's Budget Issues

John Woolfolk talks about San Jose's budget problems: ["Top SJ management agrees to pay freezes and cuts."]

I am curious to see how cities expect to get more revenue. It doesn't seem like anyone has the stomach for layoffs and other spending cuts. Thus, Californians should expect higher taxes in some form unless they accept the fact that government has expanded too much over the last ten years. Cutting back on government unfortunately means laying off some government employees and/or reducing pension and COLA contributions. When times are flush again, we can afford to be generous. 

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