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Three Governors Who Bankrupted Their States and Want to Be President

Larry Wines: It's getting so you need a program to tell the broke red state's governors apart. Here's today's handicapping of the race.

It's getting so you need a program to tell the broke red state's governors apart. Here's today's handicapping of the race.

Republican Governors
  • Gov. Chris Christie (R, NJ) is scrambling to satisfy an irate judge who ordered him (last year) to follow his legislature's adopted law (which he signed) and properly fund his state's pension fund. The amount that he is now in the hole? It's grown to $1.56 billion.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA) is scrambling to find a way to cover his state's $1.6 billion deficit, after he let BP off the hook for destroying the Gulf's ecology, and with it, his state's economy.
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  • Gov. Scott Walker (R, WI) is trying to pay for his state's financial collapse by screwing the hell out of education. Neighboring Minnesota, with a nearly identical population size, is prosperous. But Walker's Wisconsin is a whopping $1.8 billion in the hole.

Maybe those three should take a little time off from their posturing and getting ready to run for president.

They could take an educational trip and meet with Gov. Jerry Brown (D, CA). He could show them how you can use real leadership, work with your legislature, and turn your bankrupt state around by NOT giving free rides to the rich and the corporokleptocrats. And without throwing tantrums and screwing your public employees union members and causing "a little traffic problem in Fort Lee."

Larry Wines

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