While the incumbent’s hit-man, Eric Holder, continues efforts to cover his tracks, double-talk around lies and steadfastly deny involvement where facts indicate otherwise, additional evidence of flawed Dem thinking appeared today.
According to Molly Henneberg on Fox News.com, “When it comes to economic growth and potential, it's better to be "red."
A new study by the American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC) ranked all 50 states economic outlook, finding that those tending to vote Republican had the most potential.
The study measured states based on 15 factors, from minimum wage laws to tax rates to labor policy, with Utah on top for the sixth year in a row.
Jonathan Williams of ALEC said, "The real key to Utah is low tax rates, but more than that a predictable tax climate. Utah legislators are very conscientious about the fact that they don't spend beyond their means and also they don't make changes in tax policy retroactively. They make changes very gradually and they generally make them in a lower tax direction."
Williams also noted that, “The bottom 10 states in economic outlook, tend to be "blue" states with higher taxes and more restrictions on business development." New York and Vermont being the bottom two.
Now granted that ALEC is a conservative think tank, the statistics they employ are public record, meaning the rankings are valid. But the response that got my attention came from Tracy Gordon, with the Brookings Institution, who opined that, "It's hard to say that states should try to pattern themselves after Utah."
Her rationale was, “So for example, I know the authors are not fans of the income tax, but in good years the income tax performs very well in states like New York and California that rely on it heavily. So should California and New York try to look more like Utah? Probably not."
So, if I understand Ms. Gordon’s position correctly, she believes that in “good” years since states will collect more in taxes, that benefits their populations. Yet the data reflects the reverse. High taxes and overregulation inhibit growth, stifle productivity and reduce revenue for all involved.
Nonetheless, if Ms. Gordon truly believes that increased taxation’s a good thing, then California’s the place for her. Because according to Avik Roy of Forbes, via Drudge: “Obamacare, in fact, will increase individual-market premiums in California by as much as 146 percent.
I've included a link to the article, because its worth reading the details showing how Dems in general distort facts, employ half truths and leave out damaging specifics while misleading their blind followers down economy-killing roads. OBAMACARE- 146% RATE HIKE IN CA!-
So, I guess the best approach for Republicans to take today is the same as I’ve believed for quits a long time now. Simply sit back, let those in Congress keep pursuing the truth's and let the underlying facts speak for themselves. Because, as is becoming clearer with each day, since there's never been a bigger troop of inept, bungling bozos than the Dem’s holding office anywhere today from the top on down, logic says they'll continue to self-destruct on their own.
That's it for today folks.