Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dana Thomas is Now Homeless

I’m sorry the Dana Thomas House is (for now) closing due to budget cuts. If it were up to me, more revenue would be raised (pssst…that’s taxes!) and the State’s budget woes would be eased. But that’s politically impossible. Or so I’m told. So we have to cut funding to certain things to balance the budget. Gov. Blagojevich decided he had to make the choices on where to cut and lots of people are unhappy about those decisions. That’s understandable. But this is the mess we get into when cutting budgets. There are fights over priorities; it’s only natural that someone’s interest is going to be hurt no matter what.

I’m not condoning or condemning the specific cuts (relative to other possible cuts) at this point. But let’s be honest, the frequent flip calls from some for cutting government spending ignore the realities of doing so.

1 comment:

Cal Skinner said...

If Gov. Jim Thompson could find $1 million to buy the Dana Thomas House in a recession, Gov. Rod Blagojevich can find enough to keep it open this year.