Friday, July 3, 2009

A Limp July 04

Looks like this year’s July 04 celebration at HICT will be very low-key because of lack of interest and budget cuts – with the exception of a food fair (today). This is really a big climb-down from last year’s initiative, but I suppose I should be consoled by the fact that even in the US of A, the mood is austere, bleak and somber. The National Association of State Budget Officers says 42 states will be wrestling with budget deficits this July 04, the most since it began tracking budgets 30 years ago – in a Yahoo! news report titled “States set to ring in Independence Day sans budget” (Webpage, posted July 03).

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