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"It is time to trade," Moynihan wrote in 1998. "Less activism in Washington in return for more revenue at home, for whatever active measures recommend themselves to the state or municipality in question." As one Washington journalist wrote at the time, Moynihan "is the last of the New Deal liberal Democrats, so we must sit up and pay sharp attention when Moynihan says that New Deal-type government has become a bad deal" for some states.

I would *love* it if we did that. I'm guessing that Moynihan didn't realize that this would likely reduce the size of government as states would begin to compete more strongly on lowering taxes in order to prevent people and businesses from escaping to lower tax states.

Usually Democrats like to centralize their policies as much as possible in order to make escaping them impossible. Resistance is futile. I bet you that the Borg votes Democrat.
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