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The Divided States of America
American Thinker, by Gene Schwimmer

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 1/14/2014 6:10:02 AM

Washington Post pundit Dan Balz has a problem: Political polarization has ushered in a new era in state government, where single-party control of the levers of power has produced competing Americas. Republican states have pursued economic and fiscal strategies built around lower taxes, deeper spending cuts and less regulation.... They have clashed with labor unions.... moved to restrict abortion rights or to enact voter-identification laws.... Yes, yes, all true. Yet, at the same time, as Balz also notes: Blue states have also been forced to cut spending, given the budgetary pressures caused by the recession. But... a number of them also have raised taxes....

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer, 1/14/2014 7:32:10 AM     (No. 9691170)

To revisit a perennial theme: they are NOT liberals; they are leftists, and as such, fascist control freaks. There is nothing they covet more---not even wealth!---than the power to tell others how to live. They will blithely ignore the dicta they find personally inconvenient, such as sharing their OWN wealth.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/14/2014 7:44:26 AM     (No. 9691192)

They are indeed leftists, and have killed millions to force others to follow their way. Those that did not fight the leftists should have, as they died anyway.

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