It's almost a sign of the times, some would say. The temperatures are soaring. Hurricane season is upon up. And Texas is cutting funds to social services. Why should we be surprised?
This time the cuts are in Denton County, according to Ava Thomas Benson, reporting for the Denton Record-Chronicle and republished in the Dallas Morning News. Among the agencies facing cuts is AIDS Services of North Texas. The rationale for the cuts is that the county is only going to fund those agencies that provide the services that the county would have to provide anyway--that is, they don't want to raise taxes to pay for health and social services. It's a Texas thing.