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Budget Crisis in Oakland

August 2, 2010

I think this post at A Better Oakland, sort of demonstrates the point I was trying to make here.  I just don’t think there is any way to characterize any solution to the budget crisis in Oakland as “win-win.”  My point in that post was that difficult decisions are difficult– they create losers.  And I just don’t see Rebecca Kaplan making those tough decisions in any of her political history.  Jean Quan was at least willing to put cuts on the table, whether or not I agree with them.  If they win, I hope I am wrong about their abilities, but I am not optimistic.

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