The Budget Deficit
I have been following the deficit reduction discussions between the Democrats and the Republicans. Philadelphia will be feeling the results of curtailed State spending in a big way in the upcoming months. Almost 3000 workers have been laid off from the School District. All of us will have to deal with the reality that federal spending will have to be curtailed. We cannot support two wars and neglect infrastructure needs at home. Housing dollars coming into Philadelphia are down and has resulted in layoffs. The stimulus seems like a distant memory. John Boehner is shying away from some of the drastic cuts that the Republicans have proposed. I wonder why?