Funds for education programs like Title One, special education and Head Start would take a big hit. That could result in lay-offs of teachers.<quoted text>
Obama's fear-mongering included laying off firemen and teachers. These are our state tax payed employees not federal government employees. Am I right?
This is what happens to the firemen without Federal funding- In a state strapped with a large budget shortfall, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed off on a budget that cut the volunteer fire department grant program from $23 million to $7 million for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1. But as the fires raged on, Perry insisted that the Obama administration declare Texas a disaster area so the Lone Star State could receive federal emergency funds.