Republicans profess to believe in state’s rights. In their view, states ought to use their laboratories of democracy to experiment on policy with limited federal interference. Except for national security and defense, Washington should get out of the way of Albany and Madison and Denver and Santa Fe.
But now that Republicans have taken over all levers of federal power, this principle of non-intervention in state affairs no longer applies when a state wants to do something GOP leaders don’t like. In fact, congressional Republicans are moving to stop California from a potential solution to one of the biggest challenges of the century: the retirement crisis.
-The Fiscal Times