Will Fed Politics Have A Psychological Impact on State Politics?

Here’s a hopeful thought from a government affairs executive…

 

Assuming that Republicans and Democrats in the federal government can successfully negotiate a compromise to the “fiscal cliff,” might that spirit of responsibility infect state lawmakers as well?

 

It could serve as model behavior that the business of governing means eschewing extremes in order to get things done, that gridlock in some circumstances is not an acceptable outcome?

 

Whether its tax credit reform, education reform, Medicaid expansion, Second Injury Fund, or pick your subject, the duty to find solutions means playing chicken and holding hostages are irresponsible and not why people entrusted them with their offices.

 

Maybe?

 

Originally in December 11 MOScout.