posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 06:49 PM
Precisely, make the cuts bloody (conceptually in most cases), stark, and close to the heart of the citizenry. When cuts in local education are
announced, notice how the cuts will be made through reduction/elimination of marching band, library services, foreign language programs, etc.
Naturally, that then whips various and sundry into a froth to bear any burden for the children. If the same savings were being made by eliminating a
handful of Assistant Deputy District Superintendents (at $100K-150K/year), everyone would stand up/cheer/donate boxes to help move the bureaucrats off
of the local payroll. Likewise w/ the State and Local governments in MA. If they were cutting the subsidy to the Legislative Cafeteria, I daresay
that the sense of loss would be quite the same. The wheels keep their perks, and the do-nothing (or do-little) bureaucrats on the payroll, the
impending death of the happy polar bear is averted, because everyone can pay just a little more for 'him', and it rolls on until the next crisis.