Wednesday, February 10, 2010
What if Wednesday
Let's pretend we aren't friends. Forget knowing that my husband is a firefighter. Let's get real for a second.
Let's say you live in a big city like Phoenix. Let's make believe it is 2010 and the economy is still bad. Oh wait it is 2010 and the economy IS still pretty bad. If the city said they were having trouble making the budget work without serious job cuts, how would you feel about losing a significant amount of firefighters and police? How would you feel about a 2% tax raise on groceries to try save some jobs?
I am asking because obviously my husband is a new firefighter and would be the first to go and I am wondering what our chances are for his job to be saved? I am not asking for sympathy as I know many many people have been laid off already so we have been lucky so far. I am just wondering what the people of the city really think and if we have a fighting chance.
Would you be concerned if you had less of a police and fire force in your city?
Would you be upset if a tax increase was put into place to try meet the budget needs and save Fire and Police?
What solutions as citizens would you like to see happening as far as the budget crisis goes?
Thanks for pondering with me. I know how I would feel, but my vote is biased.