Shannon Moriarty, a co-author of Flip It to Fix It: An Immediate, Fair Solution to State Budget Shortfalls, is the communications director for the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative at United for a Fair Economy.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:48am
Enough Budget Slashing, Let's Flip
Our country once had a more widely shared appreciation for both public services and the workers who provide them, including firefighters, teachers, and police officers. Today, however, state legislatures across the country are singing a very different tune. Instead of raising new revenue to protect those services and workers, states are slashing from their budgets the things that make our nation strong. Cutting to get out of a deficit is like digging to get out of a ditch. It puts everything we value at risk. But it doesn't have to be this way.