The black angle is ridiculous, but it is a serious question regarding serious spending cuts.
If govt employees are simply let go, where do they go? Likely on the unemployment, espescially older ones. Is that reason enought to keep them around? Not necessarily, but the total economic impact should be considered. It's important to replace through attrition, just not replacing them when people retire.
The same is true when talking about defense cuts. When BRAC takes place, there is a reason various communities get real worried. If X city loses a base, they're likely totally fricked.
Very little of these cuts or potentail cuts amounts to a hill of beans. They damn automatic spending formulas need to be changed for SS, Medicare, and Medicade or we're all screwed. Everyone knows it, no one will do anything.
This post was edited on 1/22 at 12:05 pm