Left wing opinions pretty much boil down to: mindlessly throw money at it.
Not always. In many cases it's not "throw money at it" but it's "maybe we should spend less on this to spend more on that".
In any case, I'm not on board with the new crop of "progressive" candidates who are trying to sell free everything with an argument that's eerily similar to trickle down economics.
9 of the top 10 highly rated governors, as polled by the residents of their states, are Republicans.
Were they also governors elected by significant majorities of Republican residents? Because to that I'd say "no duh".
Also, with the number of states with an R governor that's the statistically most likely outcome.
According to this list, 6 of the ten worst are also Repubs...
at least as measured by the people whom they directly represent.
Well, we might finally see some trickle down that works. As the crappy GOP governance at the national level dries out federal funds, red states that float their ideological model on federal dollars largely soaked from blue states will feel the pinch the most.
As economics is the largest driver of how people view the current direction and status of the country at large, the GOP is likely shooting themselves in the foot.
But then again, there is the reliable stupidity and gullibility of the GOP base to fall back on so...