Every government employe who loses his or her job will not be paying taxes nor spending for things at the mall in a retail-based economy.
With tax revenue shrinking at all levels of government, it will necessitate more layoffs and only the wealthiest will be spared.
As government payrolls continue to shrink, even shedding law enforcement and school teachers, there will be more unemployed.
With more unemployed, there will be still greater loss of tax revenue.
As the tax base shrinks, there will be even fewer jobs and less spending at the malls.
And so the descending process continues unabated, feeding on itself at a time when the deep thinkers are promising to create jobs.
Not being sympathetic to the Republicans' secret plans to attack unemployment and create jobs, I know I'm missing something as we continue to chase our tails to do something that will only make things worse. But what?