A recent article noted that Republican governed states are doing good financially. It's not that democrat run states are run by stupid people, but government is the problem not the solution. Officials must be held responsible for their actions and if they are feeding gravy to corrupt worthless companies and getting payola back to their party or themselves they must be dealt with swiftly and permanently. The 17th amendment takes States rights away and that was wrong. They are criminals lining their pockets at expense of the nations taxpayers and it must end. Vote for the American candidate in November, send the viper back to it's pit.