Contrary to popular belief, those who make the most noise complaining about Federal spending and the programs said spending support, are in fact the same people who collect those Federal dollars and who coincidentally don’t want to give up the programs. Their states — the RED states — receive more per dollar, than they give,as a recent New York Times article documents–even as fiscally conservative lawmakers complain about deficit spending–their constituents don’t want to give up the Social Security checks, Medicare benefits, and earned income tax credits that provide a safety net for the struggling middle class.
States receiving the most federal funding per tax dollar paid are mostly red states.
1. New Mexico: $2.63
2. West Virginia: $2.57
3. Mississippi: $2.47
4. District of Colombia: $2.41
5. Hawaii: $2.38
6. Alabama: $2.03
7. Alaska: $1.93
8. Montana: $1.92
9. South Carolina: $1.92
10. Maine: $1.78
The secret is not so secret after all, many Red states are really parasites and gold-diggers when it comes to collecting Federal dollars even though they are the most vociferous about government spending. MotherJones.com posts some wonderful maps that highlight these bloodsucking states who want you to believe that they are really against expanding the government spending that they crow about. Empty vessels really do make the most noise.
“Of the 22 states that went to McCain in 2008, 86 percent received more federal spending than they paid in taxes in 2010. In contrast, 55 percent of the states that went to Obama received more federal spending than they paid in taxes. Republican states, on average, received $1.46 in federal spending for every tax dollar paid; Democratic states, on average, received $1.16.”
Perennial red state libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul has said that he is happy to see natural disaster victims go without federal help, as was done in his days 100 years ago; (when he was alive, this author believes he is in fact a zombie, thereby void of human feelings) something that many conservatives echo…until they are the victims of a Tornado, flood, or hurricane and consequently become the unwilling, kicking and screaming (wink wink) recipients of FEMA assistance.
Presidents who win in red states also run up the most debt.
It is also not a secret that when Republicans are in office; Reagan, Bush Sr., Bush jr… they spend the most and run up the most debt, blowing cash like drunken sailors, sabotaging America’s economy, knowing that when the Democrats hold office, the cry from the Republicans would change to be a deafening one to reduce federal spending. They are nothing but hypocrites and downright liars.
Conservatives have been well known for voting against their own interest and unknown to them, if they are successful in voting-in their conservative political figures, the first programs to be cut or whittled down are the same ones that these conservative states depend on to feed their citizenry. Apparently conservative voters have not yet connected the dots to figure out that Democratic states who are paying more and getting back less are in fact the ones responsible for supporting the real welfare states…the Red states.
In other words the right-wing and Republican citizenry who come from red states — or vote like they do — owe their very existence to the Democrats they pretend to hate so much… the Democrats who put food on their conservative tables and who keep the roof over their Republican heads.
This reminds me of the old saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for’ and I for one would have loved my hard earned taxes to go to some more deserving Blue states. But the good book says we should be charitably to the least of us and their actions do show they are the least of us, especially when it comes to their willingness to hate others in one way or another–for one religious reason or another–and their gullibility and nearsightedness while listening to and believing the lies of their Republican politicians, who tout that a fictitious ‘freedom’ is worth depriving women, immigrants and the downtrodden of the dignity and respect they deserve.
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