Nikki Haley Slashes Support for Violence Victims Just When They Need It Most The Nation • July 13, 2012

The states that decide to slash spending will inevitably put the pain on public workers like teachers (and cops and firefighters). But that’s almost literally shooting ourselves in the economic foot. Josh Bivens and Heidi Shierholz crunched the numbers and found that public sector job cuts have led to 2.3 million jobs “missing” from the economy. That hurts everyone—Republican-controlled states like South Carolina included.