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January 9, 2012

Street Talk Jan. 8, 2012

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"You never like to see people lose their jobs, so if it were possible to cover it with just service cuts that would be the way."

Alex Sparano, Oneonta, student

"You don't cut people without cutting service. If cutting people didn't mean cutting service, then they can't justify the jobs in the first place."

Cliff Kanter, Oneonta, retired

"Unfortunately, with public employees it's nearly impossible to make them take pay cuts, so I would image the job cuts will be the only way."

Jon Derry, Oneonta, construction

"I think a combination of the two is the only way to do it."

Patrice Earley, Oneonta, retired

"If it can be done with just the service cuts, then fine, but if they need to cut jobs that's what they have to do."

Jim Bowley, Oneonta, student