Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Pushed Over The Line


By Iris J. Lav and Elizabeth McNichol
Updated May 18, 2009
STATE FISCAL STRESS DEEPENS

Some 47 states are facing fiscal stress in their FY2009 and/or FY2010 budgets.
New mid-year fiscal year 2009 shortfalls of $60 billion have opened up in the budgets of at least 42 states and the District of Columbia.

Budget deficits are already projected in 46 states for the upcoming fiscal year. Initial estimates of these shortfalls total $133 billion. As the full extent of 2010 deficits become known, shortfalls are likely to equal $145 billion.

Combined budget gaps for the remainder of this fiscal year and state fiscal years 2010 and 2011 are estimated to total $350 billion to $370 billion before accounting for various gap-closing measures.

States are facing a great fiscal crisis. At least 47 states faced or are facing shortfalls in their budgets for this and/or the next year or two. Combined budget gaps for the remainder of this fiscal year and state fiscal years 2010 and 2011 are estimated to total more than $350 billion. This figure, however, does not account for recent state actions to close their 2009 budget gaps or their projected gaps for 2010 or 2011, or for the $140 billion in fiscal relief that Congress provided for states in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Full article here.

For your purient interests. The dawg c. 1982:

22 comments:

Property Flopper said...

I'll be the FIRST victim of this that posts here (I think). Ending my current contracting gig on 30 June - the budget cuts means they can't renew my contract. :(

averagerainfall said...

Serin. He's back.

Peddling the same tired shtick he's had for the past 3 years.

He's obviously off his bipolar meds.

Northern Renter said...

"Casey believed in the green drink, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

-The Not So Great Casey, by FB Scott Fitzgerald

Monica said...

Actually, it was Gatsby, not Casey.

Andrew said...

The kid is like a cockroach. You just can't get rid of him. You humiliate him with his deeds, and he comes back for more. You relentlessly insult him, and he just wants more attention.

It'll be the year 150,000 A.D., the human race will be long gone, and Serin will pop up somewhere saying, "After all this time, I've decided that I'm definitely going to work in real estate! YEAH!!"

This is what happens when law enforcement doesn't prosecute serious frauds.

Monica said...

That's not true. He keeps "getting off the Internet" from time to time, sometimes even for a few months.

Captain Nemo said...

@monica:
He keeps "getting off the Internet"


I think you have stated that wrongly. I think it should be:
He keeps "getting off" by being on the Internet.

That's why he isn't interested in you! His passion is for self-promotion on the Internet and all the needs to get off is his right hand!

Monica said...

I'm like that, too. I don't have a husband or boyfriend but I keep spending money on all kinds of business opportunities.

Rob Dawg said...

Am I the only one who gets turned on by a bunch of girls playing rugby in their prom dresses?

Northern Renter said...

Dear Rob,

Yes.

NR


PS Monica, I obviously know the source of the quote I bastardized (i.e. changed to refer to Casey).

Rob Dawg said...

Alright, I know I need help.

Rugby men they play one, they all take it up the bum
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play two, they can't get it up to screw
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play three, the whole fucking team can't satisfy me
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play four, they can't get it up to score
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play five, the whole fucking team can't fucking muff dive
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play six, little men with little dicks
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play seven, they think maturbations heaven
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play eight,i would rather masturbate
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Rugby men they play nine, they can't get it up in time
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

(Sung slower for a better effect)
Rugby men they play ten,little boys who think they're men
With a quick fag and a shag send the boys away
Womens rugbys what we play

Spotted Toad said...

The dawg c. 1982

Which one are you, the bloated tubba' lard behind the football? ;-)

Rob Dawg said...

Which one are you, the bloated tubba' lard behind the football? ;-)

Yup, got it in one. I actually recently discovered that exact ball while cleaning out some old family stuff.

Spotted Toad said...

What will you be doing for your 50th birthday in October, Blobbert...?

Rob Dawg said...

50th? I'm scheduled to have a team gear up and go deep into the deeper belly folds and clean out any old food or small animals lodged deep.

Spotted Toad said...

clean out any or small animals lodged deep.

God help those poor gerbils. ;-p

NHSteph said...

BWRFC in the hizzy...

Shoot the boot!
"Flip cup" to follow!

Rob Dawg said...

NHSteph,
Hold on and watch yourself. I'll be in your 'hood next week.

The BWRFC was a fun group back in the day when I played with the WRFC.

http://www.worcesterrugby.org/history.htm

NHSteph said...

Dawg,

I was a career B-sider (came to rugby *after* college, which is apparently unusual) but I really enjoyed it. Fantastic sport. Drinkups were fun too, of course.

Looks like you're just a little too late to play for the Old Boys this spring-- guess you'll have to go directly to the social!

Rob Dawg said...

Honestly I'd consider "winging it" except I really need another 6 months before my sternum is fully healed. Sadly the same open heart surgery also put me off beer for a very long time.

w said...

Hey, my grandfather was born in Worcester. Part of the family is still there.

H Simpson said...

Arnold best watch his backside, along with all the California flunkies.

Looks like NY State has is pulling a coup against the tax and spend crowd.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/06102009/news/columnists/hapless_gov_getting_what_he_asked_for_173421.htm

h.