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While Feds Dawdle, States Tackle Fiscal Problems

Jeff2422 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 11:19 AM
The founders would be sadden by Barrone's statistics. Essentially, what it means is that their attempt to level out big states and small states with the Senate failed. It failed because of the 17th Amendment that made elections of senators a popular vote. If it was by state legislatures, then Harry Reid would not be Senate majority leader and their would be a budget. Repeal of the Progressives' 17th Amendment would have helped, but it is likely too late.

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...