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While Feds Dawdle, States Tackle Fiscal Problems

GatoLuchador Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 10:03 AM
I've got the motto for 2014 and 2016: "Liberty and Common Sense!" Because keeping your spending under control is common sense! I can see Rand Paul using that phrase

Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation's unsustainable entitlement programs -- Social Security and Medicare.

But out in the states, politicians of both parties aren't averting their gaze from impending fiscal crises. They are working to change policies that put state governments on an unsustainable trajectory.

The most obvious example was the passage of a right-to-work law last week in Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers union.

This was retaliation for a failed power grab by both the UAW and public sector unions -- Proposition 2, which...