"The streamlining announced Wednesday represents HP's largest payroll purge in its 73-year history. About 8 percent of HP's nearly 350,000 employees will be gone by the time the overhaul is completed in October 2014.
The cuts come eight months after HP hired Meg Whitman as CEO to turn the company around.
The company expects to save $3 billion to $3.5 billion annually from the job cuts and other austerity measures."
-- This is just the tip of the iceberg relating to the kind of austerity the State of California would have received if Meg Whitman became governor. I'm sure Jerry Brown will not do much better for us here. -- JB, Managing Editor