McConnell Calls General Relief for States ‘Blue-State Bailouts’


Although the blue/red distinction is partisan politics, it is correct that the states needing bailouts have been led by a single party for years. Indeed the problem in those states is that they are one party states without effective political competition from any second party.

(From New York Magazine)

“You raised yourself the important issue of what states have done, many of them have done to themselves with their pension programs. There’s not going to be any desire on the Republican side to bail out state pensions by borrowing money from future generations,” McConnell said, after Hewitt floated Illinois, California and Connecticut as examples of states that have overly generous benefits for public employees.

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