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January 6, 2011

States rights ride again

(Continued)

It’s all designed to take the united out of United States so 50 separate governments can do what they want. New GOP governors also take control this week and their agenda is to cut corporate taxes, bust unions, curtail services and gut education. They are doing so in the name of job creation. It’s the old supply-side fairy dust given a face lift and called states rights.

What will happen is the continued decimation of the middle class and more and more money pushed up the ladder to the rich. There will be marginal job growth while states continue to trash their economies to compete with other states for a few jobs. Those in the middle and lower classes will continue to pay the price.

Rep. Bernie Sanders warned that the U.S. is becoming a banana republic. That’s already here and the inability to raise revenue on the federal and state levels will result in making a mockery of the American dream in favor of pleasing those in the plutocracy.

Stephen Dick writes for The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Ind. He can be reached at steve.dick@heraldbulletin.com. CNHI News Service distributes his column.

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