Finally, authority figure are waking up to reality. Sadly, as people's finances get worse with bills and all, they are counting currency and pinching pennies, many are going to the dollar store to save a buck.
And as expected with our current recession, do not expect your salary to go up or extra green in the form of overtime. Heck, even gratuities are down as people go out less, and do not leave cash tips like before. Yes money is getting tight right now and expect taxes to go up to pay for all those social programs for the poor.