Philadelphians have to bear the (budget) cross too.
Nutter has said that when it comes to the libraries he hopes "parents and community leaders will continue to make sure children have access." He's pointed to the resiliency of the citizens and is calling for us to come together to help solve a financial problem that's gone global.
Difficult times call for hard choices. But Philadelphians are tough, as Barack Obama pointed out in a visit here. Are we tough enough to bring Nutter down from the cross?
Mayor Nutter won't lay off police or firefighters. He's raising taxes. But there are still battles to be fought. What do you think? Tell us in the comments on this story.
Mayor Nutter’s budget plan doesn’t call for laying-off any cops or firefighters. He won’t be closing the libraries. Good news, right? So why is Philly’s activist community still crying foul?
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