Austerity USA Decimating Health, Safety, and Education

Austerity USA Decimating Health, Safety, and Education

Last year, 19 percent of US cities cut spending for public safety, according to a survey by the National League of Cities.  That statistic, cited by McClatchy in a new report, does little to tell the very real and dangerous impact that reduced public spending has had on state and local communities since the collapse of the economy in 2008 and the misguided push to enact public austerity since conservatives won big in state and local election

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