Brace Yourself for BLOOD!!!!!!! X 50
Cities, towns expect to fire thousands
Basic services in jeopardy
Brace yourself: Cities and towns across the state expect to lay off thousands of employees. The impact will be widespread and highly visible - shorter hours and longer waits at town halls, larger class sizes, more potholes.
Nearly every community is "going to see blood," said Mayor John Barrett III of North Adams, who expects to "limp through" June but anticipates having to close one or more schools and lay off a significant number of city workers after that.
The massive cutbacks come as state and local governments respond to the rapidly worsening economy.
This is Massachussets. Imagine what is going to happen to those states that experienced a housing bubble. If nearly every community in Mass is going to see blood, what is going to happen to communities in CA?????
None of these upcoming layoffs are counted in current unemployment figures....and we know that hundreds of thousands are pending for private industry that have been recently announced.
When those idiotic economists are projecting unemployment to cap at 8 or 9%, you think that they really believe a word they are telling you?