Save how much? If some state employees get laid off, there is a good chance they will NEVER get another job. That's a lot to have to save up for.
In PA they are talking about eliminating the people on the PA Turnpike who take tolls. There are 600 of them and they make like $40K/yr. What does experience like that actually qualify you to do except maybe hold your hand out with a tin cup?
sadly enough boonie, you're correct. our obsession w/ technology "productivity" is beginning to hurt more and more. soon i can see the few remaining retal stores w/ employees, being fired as it will go to a cctv systems where the customer just scans the item purchased themselves and walks out. same thing w/ fastfood joints we don't really need people to cook a burger a machine can do it. what do we do w/ these people beyond blame them for being stupid as well as lazy.