Times are tough for everyone, but they're especially tough in the big cities.
I was in New York two weeks ago when the mayor announced that the city might lose 23,000 workers, including 14,000 teachers.
The problems are becoming clear in Philadelphia now, and here's the latest. Tough stuff. I can't imagine Philly losing hundreds and hundreds of police officers.
Today's the day government gets fully into the economy, and let's hope it works. It has to.