The problem in a nutshell.

The deficit is soaring and states are struggling to fill holes in their budgets. Why is it suddenly so difficult?

Here’s why:

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John Sherffius
Feb 16, 2011

That says it all. We’ve gotten to the point that we expect to maintain all the important social programs without paying for any of it. Ask any business owner and he’ll tell you that you don’t survive long that way. As much as I hate taxes, I’m willing to pay to keep needed services on the table. Whenever I say that out loud it seems like most of the folks in the area look at me like I’m crazy.

What’s crazy is thinking we can have it all for nothing.