- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
you can say that againbut that hiring is being offset in large part by layoffs in the public sector
California budget: Democrats pass austerity budget - Los Angeles Times
Cuomo budget: $10 billion deficit cut, no new taxes, layoffs likely
Jerry Brown Budget Cuts | California budget: Gov. Jerry Brown approves cuts to services for poor, sick and elderly - Los Angeles Times
MA House votes to restrict unions - Boston.com
New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill That Requires Public Workers' Unions To Pay More For Benefits - WPIX
Emanuel Unveils Major Budget Cut On First Full Day « CBS Chicago
Governor Pat Quinn signs Illinois education reform bill into law, new rules effect school days, teacher strikes, tenure | abc7chicago.com
Detroit Moves Against Unions - WSJ.com
Union Deal Defeated; Gov. Malloy Pledges To Cut State Workers - CTnow
Rahm Emanuel sends layoff notices to city workers in union showdown - Chicago Sun-Times
and it's only just begun
the impact of this historically unprecedented slashing of public payroll on the monthly unemployment figure is gonna be a significant drag
and the power of public reps to pay for play for is gonna be crippled
no spin, lynn