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What Do The Worst-Run States
Have In Common? They´re Run
By Tax-And-Spend Democrats

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 10/10/2018 7:41:23 AM

Fiscal Sanity: Which political party is better at managing taxpayer dollars? The latest ranking of states´ fiscal condition offers an unequivocal answer. For several years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has ranked states based on five measures of their financial condition: cash solvency, budget solvency, the ability to meet long-term spending commitments, state spending and taxes as a share of personal income, and unfunded pension liabilities and debt. And lest anything think that Mercatus — a free-market-oriented group — is fudging the numbers, note that the data used to compile these rankings

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/10/2018 8:23:40 AM     (No. 11791687)

Back in 1976, I visited South Dakota, doing government research.
Their budget director proudly showed me an innovation - a rolling budget calculator.
Here is how it worked.
When there was a legislative proposal that would cost money or bring in money, the numbers were plugged in to the computer. That helped them avoid runaway costs.
It also helped that the legislature in S.D. meets just one session every two years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: winnie1, 10/10/2018 8:29:25 AM     (No. 11791698)

Connecticut is a perfect example. Once a prosperous State with booming manufacturing and economy, Have turned into empty buildings thanks to the Democrats who run CT. High taxes, high debt terrible infrastructure, people leaving in droves same with businesses. And the winners are the Unions, wheeling and dealing with the Dem. Governors. Thank you Malloy!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/10/2018 8:44:36 AM     (No. 11791710)

My state of residence isn’t in the top five fiscally sound because of Obama’s war on coal. Look out for democrats. They intend to colonize red states with indigents, illegals and refugees. An effective method to dissuade welfare dependents is to not expand Medicaid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 10/10/2018 9:18:53 AM     (No. 11791768)

Democrats are in a permanent state of dilemma. Spend until it hurts to give the gimmedat voters everything they want or not get elected. It´s an easy decision for them. The fact that it hurts the working taxpayer is of no concern.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/10/2018 9:30:12 AM     (No. 11791774)

Illinois is a bit deceiving. Don´t mistake the occasional republican governor for a genuine two (or more) party system. Madigan has had a stranglehold for decades and Illinois politics are dominated by Chicago which has been in democrat control for a century.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whamdbambam, 10/10/2018 10:15:37 AM     (No. 11791865)

Dog bites man story.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/10/2018 10:39:18 AM     (No. 11791902)

If Maryland is not in the Bottom 10...how bad must those states be?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066, 10/10/2018 10:48:43 AM     (No. 11791916)

All last winter all we heard on every news broadcast in Maryland was about schools with no heat, broken water pipes, with asbestos, and mold. All this with Maryland spending something like $17000 per student which is the fourth highest in the country. Now the Socialist/Democrat candidate for governor is running ads blaming the current Governor a Republican for neglecting the schools which have a 2.5 billion dollar deficit. A school system and state that has been run by democrats for decades.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/10/2018 11:44:25 AM     (No. 11792019)

The worst run states are loaded with low information folks and people who consider themselves to be members of some sort of identity group. The liberal and socialist Democrats depend upon those masses to keep themselves in political power. That’s why the Democrats are pleased as punch to import through illegal and legal immigration as many foreign born poor and socialist oriented natural future Democrat voters as possible, and seed them throughout efficiently run current Republican States. Unfortunately for the last couple of decades the Republicans have allowed the Democrats get away with that, because greedy Republican supporting business interests have wanted, and continue to want, a free flow of cheap foreign labor to be able to enter the USA who they can hire at low wages, along with the fact that the cowardly Establishment Republicans have always been scared to death that if they really tried to tighten up immigration enforcement and policies that the Democrats would play the race card against them.

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