“President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid “massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters” and to support the still-fragile economic recovery”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/12/AR2010061204152.html

This has nothing to do with the “fragile economy”…. He is greasing the pockets of the fat employee unions that have no entitlement to these “jobs”.. Overstaffed positions should be released. Fat life-long pensions with guaranteed COLA adjustments sap the economy more than anything else.

We will be no better than Greece if we keep funding the public employee entitlement state.

Meanwhile…. Moody’s Cuts Greece Government Ratings to Junk as Greek public employee unions strike again. This time there were nice enough to not kill a private sector tax payer.

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