Reforms aimed at economic expansion resulted in increased revenue? Who knew? Understand that this result is supposed to have been impossible according to President Obama. He claimed “it never worked.” And by the way, Wisconsin is now the only state in the country that has a fully funded public pension system.

These results give a powerful real-life model for determining what works and what does not work. To the extent that Romney and Ryan will pursue many of the same fiscal and tax policies as Wisconsin, the nation will respond in a similar way.

“How does it know?” is of course an answerable question in the thermos example, and it is answerable and demonstrable in the economy question. The answer is the essence of the coming election in November, and the recall chaos in Wisconsin should give those who investigate it a practical example.