Personally, I think this NYT feature on the new budget is pretty great. I’m sure the fleabaggers would like to get rid of everything but the top left corner. Guess we’ll have to depend on local government to provide educational funds, unemployment benefits and highway funds. I’ve never understood the right-wing infatuation with local governments. I can’t think of a more inefficient hotbed of corruption. My local property taxes cost more than all of my other taxes combined (including sales taxes) and I literally get zero in return and almost zero voting power.