"The deficit comes from the dire economy, which has seen lower revenue from falling sales tax and other fees. State Sen. Jim Tracy attributed the problem to lower sales of big-ticket items, like cars, appliances and homes."
I beg to differ. The deficit comes from spending money we don't have.
Right on Biker!! I think we need more tennis courts, help fund a new chamber building, 2 new schools, more stop light cameras, a couple more national searches to help find a local person, some blue signs that lead to nowhere, more legal fees to fight a park that would've gone bankrupt on its own, and the various road projects that were planned wrong in the first place! I'm sure I missed some more things but this is all I couold think of at the minute.
The statement above about the cause of deficits reminds me of a quote from Dick Durban (D) Senator from Illinois a couple of years ago, "The cause of our current federal deficit is the Bush tax cuts." How out of touch with reality can you get???