You know, because obviously the best way to govern a continent-sized country with a highly diverse population is to centralize all power and authority in one city on the East Coast.; the Progressive Dream.
A federation of states was a wonderful idea in the late 18th century, but represents an unnecessary and costly burden in the early 21st. Two layers of government — federal and local — offers a cleaner, more sensible and much more affordable system than our current one, a notion not unlike cutting out the middle layer of an overly bureaucratic, inefficient company. Eliminating this middle layer would save the American people billions of dollars a year, the kind of money that could go a long way toward paying down our national debt or preparing for our looming crises in Social Security and health care.
How, he doesn’t explain. Maybe the same way Obamacare made health care more affordable and efficient.
To the Progressive Left, states should serve as nothing more but administrative districts that enforce the edicts of the Great City of Washington and the Enlightened Progressive Political Class that knows what’s best for everyone.