East Valley resident Tom Patterson (email@example.com) is a retired physician and former state senator.
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With the edge of the ‘Obama fiscal cliff” mess in sight, congressional leaders are ready (again) to kick the can down the road.
“Cliff-hanger” Democrats are adamant about President Obama’s higher taxes, and not extending a payroll tax cut.
hey tom, one of your examples ,north carolina, is a right to work for less state. you also forgot to mention all of manufacturing jobs that got shipped overseas. early stage alzheimers i surmise...
A little disclosure would be good to help readers understand your point of view - such as you have been a member of the right wing organization, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for almost 30 years and are/were the public sector chair for ALEC.
Might want to give your readers an alternative to the ALEC report you are quoting - a different report which notes that states that follow the ALEC economic policies are worse off economically - Report name: “Selling Snake Oil to the States,” a study published by Good Jobs First and the Iowa Policy Project.
For those that do not know about ALEC - I suggest you go to this website www.alecexposed.org They have links to two very detailed reports on that webpage of the destruction ALEC has caused in AZ.
Tom, You must have hit a correct note with your comment. All the "anti-capitalists" are attacking you instead of your message. They are starting to realize that the liberal/progressive/socialists states are going to fail and that the free market enterprise states will improve unless the whole liberal/progressive/socialists federal government collapses. Then we will all be in deep doo-doo.
Tom, "tax and spend", you say.
Who ran on lowering taxes and trickle down economics in the 80's yet raised them numerous times? Who said "No new taxes" yet was obliged to raise new taxes? Why are you so certain that you know what you are talking about? Pork is spending that benefits a region or a particular cause and is added to legislation in exchange for pork for another region or cause. If we do not raise taxes, the most wealthy will make higher campaign contributions in states who have voted for one party over the other. So what's the difference? Aint' that pork, too? It all helps get Washington politicians re-elected in both parties. So like bacon. Others like chops. I like pork that is stewed in sour krout the Pennsylvania Dutch way. It's all the same sort of pig.
Dale,isn't pork mostly fat? Don't you agree that Congress needs to trim the budget , instead of finding excuses to increase spending?
Tom is a pawn of the Koch brothers. Kochaine is a bad addiction Tom...bad for all of us.
Oh good. So all the detractors to the meat of the message here will explain how you spend more than a trillion dollars more per year then you could ever take in and end up with a winning formula? Take the scenario down to your own level, if you spend a thousand dollars more than you take in monthly, are you ever going to get out of debt or be successful?
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