"Are liberals just stupid or is it all about power for them?"
Because you really don't have to do a lot of research to figure out that all things liberals run are train wrecks.
For instance, the WSJ has a great piece comparing various aspects of life in New Jersey, New York and California against the rest of the US. They break down the information by government health care, unions, taxing the rich etc. The information is down right ugly. Here is one such example.......
So let me ask the wiz kids at Plunderbong, Progress Ohio, The Daily Kos, The Huffington Post, etc.
Government spending as economic stimulus. State-local spending per capita is $12,505 in New York (second highest after Alaska), $10,136 per person in California (fourth) and $9,574 in New Jersey (seventh).
Has all this public sector "investment" translated into jobs? Not quite. California had the nation's third highest jobless rate in May (11.5%). New Jersey and New York had below average unemployment rates in May compared to the national average of 9.4%, but one reason is that so many discouraged workers have left those states. From 1998-2007, which included two booms on Wall Street, New York and New Jersey ranked 36th and 31st in job creation. From 2000 to 2007, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association calculates that nine out of 10 new Garden State jobs were in the government.
Are you liberals because you are a dumb ass or because you are mentally ill?