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Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red states

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 8:18
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The Path to Prosperity Is Blue

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson:

The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster broad prosperity? For most Republicans — including Donald J. Trump — the main answer is to “cut and extract”: Cut taxes and business regulations, including pesky restrictions on the extraction of natural resources, and the economy will boom.

Mr. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are united by the conviction that cutting taxes — especially on corporations and the wealthy — is what drives growth.

A look at the states, however, suggests that they’re wrong. Red states dominated by Republicans embrace cut and extract. Blue states dominated by Democrats do much more to maintain their investments in education, infrastructure, urban quality of life and human services — investments typically financed through more progressive state and local taxes. And despite what you may have heard, blue states are generally doing better. …

 

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  • You are dumber than a box of rocks..
    All one has to do, is look at Detroit, Flint, Baltimore. Any city with Democrats ruling, are failing.

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