A Seattle Times headline tells us that the “State budget comes down to unpleasant choices.”
Kicking kids off health insurance and out of college, laying off tens of thousands of employees, reducing sentences of state inmates, eliminating social services when they’re desperately needed most… choices like that are merely “unpleasant.”
Oh. Well, I guess in that case, the Times ed board is right in arguing for a cuts-only budget. We can certainly handle a little unpleasantness if it means keeping a few more dollars in our wallets.