Monday, December 30, 2013

"Competing Americas." Red, blue states move in opposite directions in a new era of single-party control

Political polarization has ushered in a new era in state government, where single-party control of the levers of power has produced competing Americas. One is grounded in principles of lean and limited government and on traditional values; the other is built on a belief in the essential role of government and on tenets of cultural liberalism.


Anonymous said...

Not quite so.
While Texas embodies some traits of the 'small gov, economic opportunity' model it harbors too many Rs with expansive visions of overarching gov. Too much crony crap, too many special deals that benefit one or a handful of corporate buddies, too much regulation and an arcane and abusive 'margin tax' scheme coupled with growing local tax burdens that will kill the goose.
The absence of a personal income tax does not a lasting bastion of opportunity make.
Nor is Texas a gun friendly as some suggest...cheers

Anonymous said...

Did the Civil War really end?