Herald-Mail Forums

July 14, 2008

Last week's question:

In this economy, ordinary citizens must cut back. To do its part, where should state and local governments do?

Lay off employees. - 15 votes (14 percent)

Trim workers' benefits.- 14 votes (13 percent)

Order workers to use their own cars, whether they're "on call" or not. - 30 votes (28 percent)

Cut the work week to 35 hours - and employees' pay accordingly. - 29 votes (27 percent)

Do nothing; government needs all the people it's got to serve the public. - 21 votes (19 percent)

This week's question:

How will the closing of the historic Funkstown bridge for repairs affect your life?

· It will be a major inconvenience.

· It will hurt my business or my employment.

· It will force me to burn extra gasoline to get where I'm going.


· Not much. Five months will go by quickly and then we'll have a safe bridge.

· Not at all. I'll just shop elsewhere until it's done.

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