No, the gap is not, you're being a wimp.
Throw away your scalpel and see what I can do with this chainsaw.
Yo! Little brats! Pay for your own education. Can't afford college? Join the damn army. Too bad if you didn't study harder in the public schools we paid for.
Yo! Welfare people. Did you know that Arkansas pays 20% more in benefits than California does? No, that's right, we're changing the policies. California is now paying the lowest benefits of any state in the union.
Yo! Invading hordes of illegal aliens. Special Order 40 is rescinded, the cops can indeed ask you if you're here legally and arrest you if you're not. How's that for a renewed understanding of the word "illegal" in "illegal alien"?
Yo! Jail people. Yeah, you guards. Ten bucks an hour sounds like a fair wage for the skill levels you demonstrate.
Yo! Jail people. Yeah, you other guys. You can have as much cable as you like. So long as you like the Teletubbies and Barney, you'll be fine. We'll give you the good uplifting stuff, don't worry.
Yo! School administrators. We got ya all in a nice line right? See that guy in front of you? One way, or the other, one of you won't be seeing the other at your work next week.
Yo! Artists! If people don't want to buy the crap you're making, you better start making better crap because the state just turned you off.
Yo! Chumach injuns? You value your cultural heritage? Yeah? We're about to find out how much because it's your heritage, you get to pay to preserve it yourselves.
Yeah, it's easy to cut budgets.
Just tell the people to grow up and stop being little socialist whiners.