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.
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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.