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What’s the Downside?


Is this supposed to be a bad thing?

Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch says lawmakers may cut 1,000 state jobs to help balance the budget.

Busch says the possible cuts would be made next session after a serious examination by legislators.

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He says lawmakers will try to make the cuts through mostly vacant positions.

So to recap: nobody loses their job, the current status of state services are not impacted, and it saves money off of the budget? What is supposed to be the downside?

And the better question is this: if these positions are able to be sacrificed in a budget crunch, like those nonessential services closed up north during the Pennsylvania budget crunch, why did they exist in the first place?

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