McConnell saying states should declare bankruptcy was a calculated move

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Interesting article
Understand that, and you begin to understand the appeal of state bankruptcy to Republican legislators in the post-2010 era.Since 2010, American fiscal federalism has been defined by three overwhelming facts.First, the country’s wealthiest and most productive states are overwhelmingly blue. Of the 15 states least reliant on federal transfers, 11 are led by Democratic governors. Of the 15 states most reliant on federal transfers, 11 have Republican governors.Second, Congress is dominated by Republicans. Republicans controlled the House for eight of the last 10 years; the Senate for six. Because of the Republican hold on the Senate, the federal judiciary has likewise shifted in conservative and Republican directions.A state bankruptcy process would thus enable a Republican Party based in the poorer states to use its federal ascendancy to impose its priorities upon the budgets of the richer states.
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SJConspirator » 29 Jun 2020, 10:41 pm » wrote: McConnell saying states should declare bankruptcy was a calculated move
 
Ah, yes....Turtle McConnell....our latest, congressional, Chinese-financed  tru$t-fund-baby......

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We are frozen in time! Nothing moves at all! Until we dump Mitch the *******! Until we do, we have lost the country! One turd has clogged up the whole toilet!  
 

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nuckinfutz » 30 Jun 2020, 8:51 am » wrote: We are frozen in time! Nothing moves at all! Until we dump Mitch the *******! Until we do, we have lost the country! One turd has clogged up the whole toilet!
Yes.  Most ppl don’t realize how evil Mitch is.  This guy has more power than the President to just obstruct all legislation.
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