The times are here that the budgets are being fought between the administrators and the administered (if you want to call it that way). I am talking about the mayors and the governors trying to balance the budgets and the entrenched (although honest and reasonable and fair) constituents. For example take the New York state budget, the new Democratic governor wants to cut funding to the schools and the health care system since the New York State is already under billions of dollars in deficit. But here again the opposition is coming from people who run those institutions that it is not fair. But where to get the money is the question nobody wants to answer or have completely divergent views of how to raise the revenue.
The same can be said about New York City budget which will be under stress due to less funding from the state but the holdovers want none of their budgets to be cut. It is not just one city or one state but it is happening all over the U.S. and in addition to this, the above average snows that some states have been getting have busted the snow removal budgets of many municipalities. In this economy it is as difficult to raise the revenues as cut spending which people are use to that some body would have to give in. I don’t see any pretty solution that will satisfy everybody and that is the reality.