The State of the GOP: Attack a governor for doing the right thing.
Ottway Ducard stashed this in poli
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Good riddance with these fools. Praise the man for doing his job in a time of crisis, not blame him for Romney's loss.
Right now control of the Republican Party is up for grabs.
Expect things to get a lot dirtier before they get cleaner.
"In his book Prosperity versus Planning: How Government Stifles Economic Growth, David Osterfeld discussed two kinds of corruption. As John Mukum Mbaku explains, Osterfeld “argued that in a heavily regulated economy, one can find two distinct types of corruption: ‘expansive corruption,’ which involves activities that improve the competitiveness and flexibility of the market; and ‘restrictive corruption,’ which limits opportunities for productive and socially beneficial exchange.” In other words, when a trade official takes a bribe to allow imports in, or a regulator issues a business license for a piece of the action, they’re making economic activity happen. But when a regulator embezzles public funds or takes a bribe to prevent a business from opening, he is reducing competition and economic activity. So the problem isn’t corruption per se; it’s corruption that restricts productive activity."
Let's hope we see more expansive corrupt GOP politicians, instead of restrictive corrupt GOP politicians.
Republican voters in Iowa, the first state to select presidential
candidates, “don’t forget things like this,” Mr. Gross said.
Who bestowed all this power on Iowa? http://pandawhale.com/convo/6638/blame-iowa