Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Budget Cuts

Which is the richest country in the world? It rather depends on what statistics you look at but the United States is always near the top. Of course its wealth is very unevenly distributed among it citizens, well when is it ever not in any country, but some do it better, especially European countries.

Really though, in such a rich country, how can this happen? Full article here. It would be interesting to know the crime stats before and after the street lights were turned off. And in Clayton County, would I be right in guessing it will be mostly black people who have lost their public transport?

As the economic downturn continues to hit US states and cities hard, administrations have been turning to radical measures to cut costs and save money.

A third of Colorado Springs' 24,512 street lights have been switched off to save power; in Clayton County, a suburb of Georgia, public bus services have been axed, stranding more than 8400 daily commuters; and spending on schools, prisons, roads and myriad state services across America have been crunched as tax revenues have evaporated.


  1. That is scary :\

  2. Very insightful. I live in Georgia and totally agree and appreciate this post. Thanks for sharing

    Love your blog!

  3. I expect much more widespread that it written about in the article Jayne.

    Hi Toy. Thanks. Nice to know you. Hope cuts don't affect you personally.