Wisconsin Continues Right-Wing Structural Reforms That Have Transformed the U.S.

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    Mark Weisbrot: Wisconsin Continues Right-Wing Structural Reforms That Have Transformed the United States


    Which means rightwingers don't represent the majority of American people.
     
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    Are you surprised? The votes in the last election were more "against the Dems" rather than "for the Reps".

    Now that the American people are seeing their true agenda opinion will be swinging back the other way.

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    The people voted to get people in government that will stop the government spending the taxpayers into the poorhouse.

    Only a partisan hack thinks what YOU state.
     
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    Yep.

    Apparantly trying to save the taxpayers isn't on Flylo and Gooseys agenda.

    Its all about the Unions and the power they wield.

    Glad to see other States are taking the same approach as Gov Walker in WI.

    Perhaps with the union power curtailed business will begin to move from IL to WI. Ill didn't make any changes other than to raise taxes what was it 75%?? Yeah that will encourage business and jobs to stay in ILL.

    If things don't improve in WI I'm sure the voters will kick Walker and the Reps to the curb. Vote the Dems back in and the stautus quo will once again reign.

    Time will surely tell on that one.
     
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    Does Fail&Won'tGo ever think an original thought? Form an opinion of his own? No. All his 'opinions' are garnered from blogs at the HuffPuff. He dumb.

    I am particularly entertained by the way he accepts as fact, the opinion of an individual.

    What an embarrassment he is.
     
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    Yep. North Dakota is doing great. Guess the Govt there is on the ball big time.

    They also are one of the few States if not the only State with a State Bank.

    If it wasn't colder than a witches tit this old lady would seriously think of moving the ND. LOL
     
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    And if we lived in a truly DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC that might matter.

    We don't.

    Sad, isn't it?
     
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    The biggest reason North Dakota is booming.

    "...The state-owned Bank of North Dakota (BND) has allowed North Dakota to maintain its economic sovereignty, a conservative states-rights sort of ideal.

    "The BND was established in 1919 in response to a wave of farm foreclosures at the hands of out-of-state Wall Street banks.

    "Today the state not only has no debt, but it recently boasted its largest-ever budget surplus. The BND helps to fund not only local government but local businesses and local banks, by partnering with the banks to provide the funds to support small business lending.

    "The BND is also a boon to the state treasury. It has a return on equity of 25-26%, and it has contributed over $300 million to the state (its only shareholder) in the past decade — a notable achievement for a state with a population less than one-tenth the size of Los Angeles County.

    "In comparison, California’s public pension funds are down more than $100 billion—that’s billion with a 'b'—or close to half the funds’ holdings, following the Wall Street debacle of 2008.

    "It was, in fact, the 2008 bank collapse rather than overpaid public employees that caused the crisis that shrank state revenues and prompted the budget cuts in the first place."

    Wisconsin: Broke Unless...
     
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    If there is one issue that could provide common ground for conservatives and lefties to stand on, it is state owned banks.

    Nothing scares Wall Street-owned Republicans AND Democrats as much as the North Dakota example.

    Currently there are about seven states across the country in the process of establishing public banks.

    Ellen Brown has many of the details.
     

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