Heavily Democratic Illinois going Bankrupt

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    Jun 10, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    http://swampland.time.com/2013/01/18/why-illinois-is-going-bankrupt/
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    Jun 10, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    Good article indicating the reasons behind the situation in Illinois. But the far left extremists on this site will disagree. They blame everything on business leaders who left an area of low education, high crime, high taxes, and union domination to move to greener pastures. Of course, they think those seeking jobs with those employers should live in those areas, while they. themselves, live in affluent, safe areas.
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    Jun 10, 2015 5:10 PM GMT
    Would you like examples of "heavily Repulican" States that are going bankrupt? Starting with Kansas?
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    Jun 10, 2015 5:32 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWould you like examples of "heavily Repulican" States that are going bankrupt? Starting with Kansas?

    Despite the emphasis by the likes of the Huffington Post, the problems in Kansas pale in comparison to the Democratic strongholds such as Illinois and California. Kansas problems relate mostly to the agricultural problems and the devastating impact on the aviation industry in Wichita. The current GOP governor won't raise taxes, so the liberals are howling.
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    Jun 11, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Art_Deco saidWould you like examples of "heavily Repulican" States that are going bankrupt? Starting with Kansas?

    Despite the emphasis by the likes of the Huffington Post, the problems in Kansas pale in comparison to the Democratic strongholds such as Illinois and California. Kansas problems relate mostly to the agricultural problems and the devastating impact on the aviation industry in Wichita. The current GOP governor won't raise taxes, so the liberals are howling.
    New York is another blue democratic stronghold facing financial uncertainties.
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    Jun 11, 2015 1:16 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Art_Deco saidWould you like examples of "heavily Repulican" States that are going bankrupt? Starting with Kansas?

    Despite the emphasis by the likes of the Huffington Post, the problems in Kansas pale in comparison to the Democratic strongholds such as Illinois and California. Kansas problems relate mostly to the agricultural problems and the devastating impact on the aviation industry in Wichita. The current GOP governor won't raise taxes, so the liberals are howling.


    So for what purpose did the tax cuts serve in Kansas?

    Why would the Republican Governor push for a reduction in revenue, by way of cutting taxes, if there are agricultural problems that threaten the financial stability of the state.

    Doesn't seem smart to me to have an 'experiment' during an economic crisis.

    If Governor Brownback and the conservative legislature promised not to raise taxes -- fine -- that's something else. But they reduced taxes, and therefore reduced the money coming into the state.

    Why?
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    Jun 11, 2015 1:33 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    creature said
    socalfitness said
    Art_Deco saidWould you like examples of "heavily Repulican" States that are going bankrupt? Starting with Kansas?

    Despite the emphasis by the likes of the Huffington Post, the problems in Kansas pale in comparison to the Democratic strongholds such as Illinois and California. Kansas problems relate mostly to the agricultural problems and the devastating impact on the aviation industry in Wichita. The current GOP governor won't raise taxes, so the liberals are howling.


    So for what purpose did the tax cuts serve in Kansas?

    Why would the Republican Governor push for a reduction in revenue, by way of cutting taxes, if there are agricultural problems that threaten the financial stability of the state.

    Doesn't seem smart to me to have an 'experiment' during an economic crisis.

    If Governor Brownback and the conservative legislature promised not to raise taxes -- fine -- that's something else. But they reduced taxes, and therefore reduced the money coming into the state.

    Why?


    If the source of the funding for the state is making less money, why should the state continue to take the same amount (or more) from the source?



    If the rate is the same, you would be taking less, not the same amount.
  • creature

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    Jun 11, 2015 1:37 AM GMT
    Someone brought up Kansas, so I thought I'd mention the Kansas 'experiment.'

    I'm a little busy doing other things, but all is well. Thank you for asking, and I hope all is well with you icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 11, 2015 1:45 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    creature saidSomeone brought up Kansas, so I thought I'd mention the Kansas 'experiment.'

    I'm a little busy doing other things, but all is well. Thank you for asking, and I hope all is well with you icon_smile.gif


    Yep things are good. Nice seeing you around again.


    Thanks, it's nice to see you too. And I genuinely mean that.