Bob, I feel very sorry for you as you seemed to like thos job.
I hope the job market is no too bad where you live, and you can either find something else, or decide to retire and spend your time and efforts in charities of all kinds.
Basically my understanding of the reason why there is no more money for public employment is that it is the result of:
. decades of tax cuts (true everywhere, but the trend was started by Reagan and Thatcher),
. in the US, expenses of the two (or three) wars you're in, that profit mainly to the military industrial complex, the Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grunman et al.