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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 07:49 AM

The GOP Plan to Flush Your State’s Economy Down the Toilet

http://www.alternet.org/economy/gop-plan-flush-your-states-economy-down-toilet



The GOP has plans for a comeback. But it may cost you a lot. The idea is to capitalize on recent Republican state takeovers to conduct an austerity experiment known as the new “red-state model” and prove that faulty policies can be turned into gold.

There will be smoke. There will be mirrors. And there will be a lot of ordinary people suffering needlessly in the wake of this ideological train wreck.

We already have a red-state model, and it’s called Mississippi. Or Texas. Or any number of states characterized by low public investment, worker abuse, environmental degradation, educational backwardness, high rates of unwanted pregnancy, poor health, and so on.

Now the GOP is determined to bring that horrible model to the rest of America.

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:09 AM

1. Speaking as a Texan, let me just say...

don't follow our lead!

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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:36 AM

2. Michigan has GOT to be the poster-boy for this.

There have been more regressive, oppressive, wrong-headed decisions coming out of that State House than anywhere else for the past couple of years.

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