What do GOP Governors have in common? They failed their states, voters with their onslaught of blaming the poor for the freebies lavished on the wealthy. Most of them spend their time either attacking President Obama, ceremoniously signing useless legislation solving non-existent problems. Ostensibly avoiding the fact, they don’t work, serving the voters is irrelevant, begging primarily for scraps from wealthy donors. But hey, if incompetence, state statistics consistently under perform compared with national averages and permanently stagnate overall state recovery, you got a shot….just keep ignoring reality, data, revel in the praise of your sycophants, wallow in the praise from Fox and you got a shot….
Salon did a nice job of exposing the situation and commonality between states subjected feckless to GOP Governors. All of them cut taxes for corporations, slashed the burdens for the wealthy by transferring them onto the middle class and poor in exchange for mounting budget deficits.
Christie on celebrating a record NJ’s NINE-TH CREDIT DOWNGRADE during his two terms, burst from the trough in Trenton wandering to New Hampshire with the delusion of resurrecting decaying 2016 presidential aspirations. Once touted as a 2012 contender, threats of federal indictments hover over his head, scandal meanders through the administration and “pay to play” accusations for accepting lavish plague this loud mouth.
Koch B*tch, Scott Walker has rampaged through Wisconsin bludgeoning protections and resources for the middle class and reducing the social programs to a trickle. His job-creation record hovers at 4.85 compared to the 8.21 national average. Like Christie, Walker prances onward, beleaguered by scandals with the menace of shadowy indictments except Walker purged himself of sacrificial lambs. Some veal is fenced away by indictments, impending trials or convicted.
Finally, Bobby Jindal hailing from the BP oil ravaged state of Louisiana continues his social war against intelligence/reason. Although, his employment numbers aren’t as dismal compared to his northern competitors, this deep red ‘taker state’ is buoyed low-wage jobs subsidized by federal programs. Folks can’t exist on the minimum wage. Therefore, Reagan-ist state budget cuts, 1% giveaways and corporate welfare can only exist at the expense of national shared pain.
I’ll only mention Kansas’ Brownback for bravely implementing Grover Norquist’s tax policies. Well, those tax policies were as successful as this guy taking a shower in toxic waste run off sooth body acne. Yeah, the state’s budgetary crisis state is so dire, the public school term will conclude early this year.
Hell, Europe could have told the conservative and the Wizard of Oz – refugees austerity doesn’t work. It only creates tornadoes of deficits and failures that even hard-clicking ruby slippers can’t transport y’a back to the pre-crash surpluses of the Clinton presidency.