Ol' Boss Hög is at again. On Aug. 3, the governor's money man, Budget Secretary David R. Brinkley, announced that the Boss would withhold $80 million of spending authorized by the General Assembly because revenue is off. Two programs that are now lacking crucial funds: public schools, which needed $19 million to cover staff pensions, and the Safe Streets Program, a community group working to reduce violence here in the city. Baltimore's health commissioner, Dr. Leana S. Wen, pointed to the success of Safe Streets and said the loss of $1 million "is effectively a death sentence for our life-saving program." As for the schools, the ACLU of Maryland has asked Governor Hög to transfer $5 million in private school vouchers to public schools. Meanwhile, over on Facebook, Hög referred to the schools controversy as "phony 'cut' propaganda from the union thugs." Keeping it classy.