Why Don't We Outsource America????
Now the MASSIVE wage cuts and job losses begin?????? We knew it was coming....right?
Nevada's budget outlook is so bleak that lawmakers doubt whether state government can remain afloat without drastic cuts to everything from prisons to schools to state parks and services for the poor and elderly.
Legislators met Tuesday with Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons to discuss how they will cope with a short-term deficit of about $900 million during an upcoming special session of the Legislature. Some Democratic lawmakers acknowledge options to bridge the gap probably won't include tax increases.
"It is important for all of us to understand how dire it is," Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, D-Las Vegas, said. "The things we attempted to protect are now going to be considered for reduction or elimination."
Assemblyman John Oceguera, D-Las Vegas, said pay cuts and layoffs for state employees are probably inevitable. "These are drastic, drastic cuts. I would be surprised if some folks didn't lose their jobs," Oceguera said.
Mark Taylor, deputy state controller, estimated that saving $1 billion through pay cuts, if implemented in March, would mean reducing salaries of state workers, teachers and university and community college faculty and support staff by 25 percent to 30 percent through June 30, 2011.
Taylor said such a cut would hit lower-wage employees extremely hard, especially because some lower-paying jobs are held by single parents raising children. There had been talks that salary cuts would be made only to employees earning more than $40,000 a year.
It would be much cheaper if all Americans simply moved to Mexico.....after all, if we keep firing half a million workers per week, it will not be long before most of America is not working.
New York City will have to lay off more than 10,000 public workers, in addition to 8,500 teachers, if the state legislature approves the $1.3 billion of cuts the governor proposed in his deficit-closing budget, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday.
The mayor, in a speech to the legislature, estimated 3,150 police officers would be cut, reducing the force's "operational strength" to 1985 levels.
About 1,050 firefighters would have to be let go, along with 900 correctional officers, and the city would have to cut its daily inmate population by 1,900, he said. The number of at-risk children that service workers monitor would fall to 2,700 from 9,000, Bloomberg said.
The recovery keeps getting better and better.....hurry and run out and buy houses.....pretty soon no one will want to as the Zombulator destroys the industrial economy.