Federal and state politicians: Not so hot

On July 16, 2012, Sherrilyn A. Ifill published an article titled “Can State Leaders do a Good Job” at CNN.com. I contend this article is full of innuendo and devoid of proof backing up many of her statements. Her argument is in defense of a huge, overpowering central government just because states don’t do what she thinks is right.

Her first mistake is quoting the gaff master, then Senator and current VPOTUS Joe Biden, who will say anything just to hear himself talk. He claims “…the reason the federal government got into 90% of the business it got into is that the state[s]…did not do the job.” As the article progresses she refers to “doing a good job” as accepting all federal dollars offered, as if they came from some source other than the plunder of its citizens.

She specifically excoriates Gov. Perry of Texas for saying the state will not participate in the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid expansion. According to her, it is the government’s fault that 25% of the Texas population does not have health insurance.

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