If the county ran their budget as a private company runs their business, they would cut back and lay off workers for a while. After the economy comes back you rehire. It’s that simple. Ask Corning Alcoa , Kraft, any of those big companyies how to balance a budget. It seems government is the last to lay off. Why? I have a suspicion it has a lot to do with nepotism, unions and politics as usual not to mention just plain gutless. It seems Legislator Morrill has guts to spare, time to share some with your comrades in arms sir. Who ever voted against raising the sales tax was wrong and should be replaced for that reason alone.