When the Pack Shifts to the Back

Bruce Lang makes an excellent point:

Now something unexpected has happened that can help us greatly: Almost every state in the country now is having big financial problems! So if Rhode Island has the courage and discipline, we can legitimately catapult our great little state into the upper ranks of states’ standings. Because of our small size, we can reverse our poor performance more easily than most states.

Lang’s prescription is hardly revolutionary — lower government expenses, cut taxes, help businesses, and increase government transparency — but it would take an electoral revolution to bring it about. Frankly, I don’t think those who prioritize the future above preserving the perks of the past have sufficient numbers (with sufficient motivation) to spur the turnaround.
Being the first into recessions and the last out isn’t so bad for those who aren’t truly touched by it in any case.

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Tommy Cranston
Tommy Cranston
11 years ago

“Frankly, I don’t think those who prioritize the future above preserving the perks of the past have sufficient numbers (with sufficient motivation) to spur the turnaround”
You got that right. It’s just so much easier to hire a moving van than take on the 76 years running unholy alliance of the haves (wealthy marxists, corrupt cronies and overfed public workers) and the have-nots (illegal aliens and welfare leeches forever embedded in “hardship waivers”) which constitutes Da Party Of Da Workin’ People.

michael
michael
11 years ago

The older I get, and the more I witness, the less faith I have in either party.

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