Government services have to be paid for. Yes, they cost money. You can either pay for the service, or cut the service. Sometimes you can scale back the service. In really bad times you have to pay more for a service that is scaling back at the same time.
I know doing so isn't popular, but at some point, you have to at least consider the least bad option. You can't just shout "NO" like an ornery two-year old about everything, even though I know that kind of behavior brought about short term "rewards" in the past.
But now, reality is rewarding us with this mess.
JMac at Beyond the Trestle sums it up thusly:
The ship's sinking, the Republicans are rearranging the deck chairs ... and the Democratic Party of Georgia wants to complain about where those chairs are being placed? It's unbelievable.
Yes. Yes it is.
Update: Please see also this illustration for graphic representation of this problem...