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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Chris Christie is a Republican. When do the problems start for NJ?
    Mr. splansing,

    They were a basket case in 2010 before Christie became governor:

    https://www.forbes.com/2010/02/25/de...ance-blue.html

    as they were in 2009:

    The Top 10 States With Worst Budget Problems - ABC News

    In 2005, their deficit was $5B, with only California ($15B) and New York ($5.1B) being higher

    https://www.cbpp.org/archives/10-22-03sfp2.htm

    Those were the earliest I could find in my short search....

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    Wait...their deficit? What are you, a Republican or a pussy? Running a deficit is part of the GOP dream. Spending productivity we haven't achieved and won't for decades is how we "grow" the economy.

    Actually, they're kind of slackers in that regard. Seriously. In states with that many people, that many enormous cities, that much industry and trade going on, a large gross state product like theirs, they should have been running a much larger deficit.

    Besides, cut them some slack. They haven't smashed their unions and clawed back all of the benefits they promised them, like Wisconsin did. How are they going to sell that if they don't run a deficit?

    The world is playing chess and you're over here preaching checkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Wait...their deficit? What are you, a Republican or a pussy? Running a deficit is part of the GOP dream. Spending productivity we haven't achieved and won't for decades is how we "grow" the economy.

    Actually, they're kind of slackers in that regard. Seriously. In states with that many people, that many enormous cities, that much industry and trade going on, a large gross state product like theirs, they should have been running a much larger deficit.

    Besides, cut them some slack. They haven't smashed their unions and clawed back all of the benefits they promised them, like Wisconsin did. How are they going to sell that if they don't run a deficit?

    The world is playing chess and you're over here preaching checkers.
    Mr. splansing,

    Why the non sequitur? I mean, I would respect you more if you just admitted you were wrong rather than resorting to dishonest debate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Why the non sequitur? I mean, I would respect you more if you just admitted you were wrong rather than resorting to dishonest debate?
    The day I earn your respect is the day I open a vein. If you and your ilk are going to haunt the entire Internet with mindless GOP troll bullshit, I'll do my best to amuse myself while I glean intelligence from the people who post between your posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    The day I earn your respect is the day I open a vein. If you and your ilk are going to haunt the entire Internet with mindless GOP troll bullshit, I'll do my best to amuse myself while I glean intelligence from the people who post between your posts.
    Mr. Splansing,

    Wasn't that post (and your previous, by the by), by definition, mindless troll BS?

    LOL, sorry to shoot you down again...

    But dude, you stepped right into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Splansing,

    Wasn't that post (and your previous, by the by), by definition, mindless troll BS?

    LOL, sorry to shoot you down again...

    But dude, you stepped right into it.
    Yes, yes it was. I didn't step into anything. I deliberately called you a troll and expressed an opinion that your posts are a total waste of time.

    Point taken, though...that was also a waste of time, as exhibited by the relentlessness of the quasi-conservative trolls across the Internet. I'll try to control myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Yes, yes it was. I didn't step into anything. I deliberately called you a troll and expressed an opinion that your posts are a total waste of time.

    Point taken, though...that was also a waste of time, as exhibited by the relentlessness of the quasi-conservative trolls across the Internet. I'll try to control myself.
    Mr. Splansing,

    LOL...I can understand that my facts that shoot down your contentions are a waste of time for you

    I just love you cute little liberals for proving once again that by "troll," you mean someone you can't counter in a debate...

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    I'm having a huge problem with Maryland being on any list of poorly run states. We are a blue state, but we elected a republican governor, someone who I call a good friend. We have a balanced budget and bring in an enormous amount of federal tax revenue (all of that while cutting taxes, fees and lowering tolls). Much of it, unfortunately, goes off to Tennessee and Mississippi, etc., to pay for electric (oh, the irony!) scooters and silicone hips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    No surprise here. When the economy turns down, tax dollars go down thus creating a much bigger hole to recover from after a recession.

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    Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds

    Several states, including Republican states, have decided to raise taxes this year to cover budget shortfalls. But a new study suggests that the states might find themselves in worse financial shape after the money starts rolling in.

    According to the latest ranking of states by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the most fiscally sound states in the nation are all low-tax, GOP strongholds, while the 10 least-solvent states are almost all high-tax and heavily Democratic.

    Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD
    Bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Rasselas,

    You really should get out more:

    California May Face $2 Billion Budget Deficit, Gov. Brown Warns « CBS San Francisco

    Return on investment is about the services and quality of services California gets for their money, and California don't get much:

    California schools near the bottom in national ranking:

    Education: California ranks 10th to last

    California roads amongst the worst in the nation:

    California's roads are some of the poorest in the nation and rapidly getting worse

    California infrastructure amongst the worst in the nation:

    Oroville Dam is just part of California's crumbling infrastructure - LA Times

    California is 50th in healthcare access, and overall healthcare is only rated 26th best in the nation:

    https://wallethub.com/edu/states-wit...th-care/23457/

    California poverty rate the worst in nation:

    TRUE: California has the nation?s highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living | PolitiFact California

    California has the 17th highest violent crime rate in the nation:

    Violent Crime Rate By State - WorldAtlas.com

    California has the 19th highest crime rate in the nation:

    U.S. Crime Index State Rank

    California has the 14th highest unemployment rate in the nation:

    https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm
    To the first site, I'll just point out that California's tax system is highly volatile, so revenues go up and down all the time. Our governor has to file a budget in January and then another in May--it's that unpredictable.

    As for the others, California faces challenges that other states don't. We're highly urban (even though our agricultural section is the most productive on the continent) and we do have a very high cost of living. Not sure why you'd be concerned about inequality or high poverty rates.....you rather favor them, from what you've said.

    As I've said before, California offers services that other states don't even contemplate.

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