Here was a cheery headline:
“Rhode Island will shut down its state government for 12 days and hopes to trim millions of dollars in funding for local governments under a plan Gov. Don Carcieri outlined Monday to balance a budget hammered by surging unemployment and plummeting tax revenue.”
What a great idea! Perhaps it will catch on in Sacramento, Albany, and other state capitals. Indeed, maybe it will catch on in Washington!
I doubt it, frankly, but one can always hope.