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    Guerilla Urbanist Brendan's Avatar
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    Default Gov. Christie's proposed budget cuts 74% of funding for library services in NJ

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    • Access to electronic databases such as RefUSA and EBSCO will cease
    • Statewide interlibrary loan and delivery of library materials will cease
    • Libraries will lose 50% of state aid at a time when demand for services is increasing dramatically
    • More than half of public libraries will lose access to the Internet
    • Many libraries will lose email service
    • Many libraries will lose their websites or access to them
    • The Talking Book and Braille Center (known as the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) will close
    • Group contracts which bring down the cost of other electronic resources purchased by libraries will cease


    I understand the need for a balanced budget but this is patently absurd. There are plenty of programs, institutions, what-have-you that deserve funding and budget cuts, the library services are not one of them. Seriously, what do we value as a people anymore?
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    It's been over a hundred years since a Republican gained something by siding with public knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    It's been over a hundred years since a Republican gained something by siding with public knowledge.
    Elaborate, por favor.
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    Dammit. Just because Republicans don't read doesn't mean they can ruin it for the literate.

    New Jersey almost has the highest per capita income in the US, too. They can afford it.

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    God forbid he do something effective, like increase taxes on the wealthy or enact a 10-cent gas tax.

    The lardass can rot in hell.

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    Cut 74% of his salary. Then we'll see how much he likes the number 74.
    Edit: Lol. Thanks, aj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Cut 74% of her salary. Then we'll see how much she likes the number 74.
    He's a dude.

    We can only cut women's salaries arbitrarily like that.

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    There's no library lobby...
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...ml#post1161526

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    Look, man-- when budgets are tight, libraries are the easiest targets for politicians. Sad but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    increase taxes on the wealthy
    You mean the "high-income." The strictly wealthy tend to find ways around taxes. Anyway, what's so effective about limiting the economic production of the most productive?

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