Government Austerity Programs
I telephoned the Riverside Superior Court this morning. The outgoing message stated that “because of budget cuts, an operator is no longer available.”
That means that all of the people who used to have jobs answering phones at the Superior Court, no longer do.
A little while ago they instituted electronic filing in the Federal Courts, not because it’s convenient, but so that they could fire all the filing clerks at the front counters of the courts. Not every one of them of course, but they’ve let them go through attrition.
The Chief Judge of the Central District of California Bankruptcy Court said the same thing: Big budget cuts are coming.
We are heading into a government austerity program; and no one is reporting it. It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets better.