Cities and States are in trouble:
States and cities, by law, can’t run deficits. In other words, they need to live within their means and have a balanced budget. The end result of these city and state budget problems will be layoffs. If President Obama and Congress pass any sort of bill, it needs to either directly help states and cities or be large enough to overcome their cuts. It looks like the plan won’t be large enough now, so money needs to be sent directly to states and cities. This might be the best approach since cities and states know how to best spend money to save jobs (at least we hope they do).