"The government’s plans for deficit reduction
have increasingly stark implications for public spending as their deadline draws nearer, according to new Resolution Foundation analysis.
While overall expenditure is set to remain relatively flat in 2015-16 (the period covered by the latest Spending Review) the pace of reduction in total government spending is due to increase significantly in the two subsequent year"
From December 2007 through the end of 2010, 24 states have cut government spending by an average of 7.5 percent after adjusting for inflation. Another 25 states have expanded government outlays by an average of 11 percent. The result? States that cut the most money have lost the most jobs.
The US government is hoping to save millions by deleting half of its websites
, including this one
for the endangered desert tortoise that costs about $125/year plus eight hours of staff time
. If the internet can raise money to build a statue of robocop in Detroit, surely we can save this website? Is it worth it? Do enough people use it? What other websites are going down that we should save?
When budget cuts are imminent...who you gonna call?
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Culture en péril
- In these Canadian election times
and in response to the recent Culture cuts from Conservatives
- three of the best Quebec talents in music, theater and humor join forces
and hit back
with a highly satirical imagining of the replacement program (captioned).