Posted 6 months ago on May 15, 2013, 8:32 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Child-welfare case managers are working at 67 percent staffing, two doing the work of three. And public service workers see the impact of the financial crisis everywhere they look. Oregon, like most states, has yet to really recover from the recession. Because tax revenues are still too low to cover the cost of public services, it faces a $3.5 billion budget gap for 2013-2015. In instances like these, we know the options: The state can cut services or increase taxes to bridge the gap (unlike the federal government, states cannot run a deficit). Because Republicans have successfully killed a plan to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy in April, now public employees are looking at nearly half a billion dollars being cut from their pensions.
But there’s another option: Go after the big banks to get back the money the state lost through financial chicanery.
This sounds like a plan. Wonder why they didn't ...........oh, that's right, the Rethuglicans. http://prospect.org/article/sticking-it-banks