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Friday, October 16, 2009

FromDC2Iowa: How to cut Iowa's budget

Excerpted from this post at FromDC2Iowa

... When public budgets need trimming it can be done in ways that
produce anger, resentment, and painful hardship -- or in ways that can
build morale, a sense of community, and loyalty. It's pretty simple
really. Will the widespread perception be that those who used their
power and position to take more than their share when times were good
have now continued to use their power and position to keep more than
their share when times turned bad and cuts had to be made? Or will the
perception be that those in administrative and protected positions are
willing to give more than their share, to carry more of the burden,
than those who will suffer the most from layoffs and reductions in
pay? Whatever financial and other burdens we will be asked to bear at
this time in Iowa's history need to be compared with those of World
War II.

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