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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Rasselas,

    LOL, you go off on a tangent refusing to address any of my rebuttal comments, but instead go off on a tangent based on your political prejudices, then accuse of doing that?

    Some times I want to give you liberals such a noogie on your cute little heads.
    You're comment wasn't connected to anything at hand. It was just an opportunity to reiterate your anti-liberal bias. I wanted to talk about the relative difficulties that various states face--actual on-the-ground conditions that vary state-to-state. You ignore that and insist its all about liberalism, which argument is supported by...your dislike of liberalism. It's circular and rather a waste of time.

    I notice that your reply here is really just another opportunity to get in a dig--to say "cute little heads." Really, your only purpose here is to troll people whose ideas you don't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Boontito,

    Understand, you couldn't counter what I said, so you play with semantics...
    I don't usually read your posts too far past your routine of opening with a cheap condescending putdown. What follows after that usually features elementary school level logic and paragraph after paragraph of vapid content. I do like to skip to the end though and see if you said "wot?" again though. That's entertaining to make fun of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    I don't usually read your posts too far past your routine of opening with a cheap condescending putdown. What follows after that usually features elementary school level logic and paragraph after paragraph of vapid content. I do like to skip to the end though and see if you said "wot?" again though. That's entertaining to make fun of.
    Mr. Boontito,

    Understand, as usual, you have no counter debate, so you pretend that there was no argument in the first place...

    Kinda your level of debate, wot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    You're comment wasn't connected to anything at hand. It was just an opportunity to reiterate your anti-liberal bias. I wanted to talk about the relative difficulties that various states face--actual on-the-ground conditions that vary state-to-state. You ignore that and insist its all about liberalism, which argument is supported by...your dislike of liberalism. It's circular and rather a waste of time.

    I notice that your reply here is really just another opportunity to get in a dig--to say "cute little heads." Really, your only purpose here is to troll people whose ideas you don't like.
    Mr. Rasselas,

    My comment was exactly on point. California's democrat controlled government throws money at every whack job liberal cause, even though the infrastructure is crumbling, the schools are abysmal, housing is insufficient, and people are living in poverty because they can't afford the high prices caused by undue government regulation and high taxes. And due to several decades of this poor public policy, California has the third worst bond rating in the nation.

    Rather than address that point, you claimed I was just showing a political prejudice.

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    But where would you want to live?

    America's top states to live in 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    But where would you want to live?

    America's top states to live in 2017
    Mr. Gaffer,

    So true, the best places to live are mostly red states.

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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.





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    Fiscal condition is not all that matters. If things like your education system sucks I would prefer a little debt. Most of the states you mention have piss poor education and are basically shitholes.

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    I have to personally take issue with where my state is positioned in this list. Alaska depends utterly on oil tax revenue to fund its state government, and since the oil price crash of 2014-2015, state revenues have been down over 80%. In addition, the state has the fourth worst-funded public pensions in the nation, #1 worst if expressed in per capita terms. Despite these nightmares, there continues to be no state tax levied on residents, they keep dishing out permanent fund dividends to residents despite inability to fund the basics, they are rapidly depleting the Constitutional Budget Reserve, and before long will need to pass some sort of Constitutional Amendment granting itself access to the Permanent Fund principal or else it will be at risk of defaults. If that only puts us at #17 on the list of best-managed, what the fuck is wrong with the other 33 states that causes them to be ranked worse than that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Boontito,

    Understand, as usual, you have no counter debate, so you pretend that there was no argument in the first place...

    Kinda your level of debate, wot?
    Who can counter you when you present less than nothing, wot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. AEthelfrith,

    What they demand, or should I say, claim they demand, and what they do are two different things. All the areas in the United States with the largest income inequality have one thing in common: they are stanchly liberal.
    We know that, where poverty and income inequality is more acute, there will tend to be a reaction towards left wing politics. But do you have any reverse causation argument, such that liberalism provokes greater inequalities? I'm afraid the evidence suggests otherwise. Consider, for example, Kelly and Witko (2012, Federalism and American Inequality. The Journal of Politics, 74: 414-426). This concludes: "states where left parties are stronger and more liberal politics are enacted, the government will reduce inequality and that this state effect becomes more pronounced as middle- and lower-class power wanes nationally"

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