Two ways to make deep cuts in government services

Our local politicians are coping with austerity by sharing the pain and keeping nearly all programs alive for a future return. But what about the chance to be rid of programs that don't work?
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Our local politicians are coping with austerity by sharing the pain and keeping nearly all programs alive for a future return. But what about the chance to be rid of programs that don't work?

Rather daringly, The Seattle Times' editorial page has not only jumped on board the bandwagon for deep cuts in the state budget, prompted by shrinking tax receipts; it is also  

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