Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Who the Welfare Queens Really Are

I know you've seen things like this before, but here's another one- from the Washington Post, via Daily Kos, a chart of the percentage of each State's revenues that come from the Federal government:
By my count, 16 of the top 20 money-grabbing States are Republican, with two sort of inbetween States (New Mexico and Maine) and two Democratic ones (Oregon and Vermont.)

Of course, real evidence like this will only increase the shrieking from Conservatives about how Democrats are taking all the money and giving it to you-know-whom, because you can't have a cherished Republican belief, on which they build their electoral strength, revealed to be a fiction.

I'll tell you- I think it's high time that we have a real economic experiment in this country and give the Republicans what they claim to want:  Your State only gets back from the government what it paid in.  Let's see how all of those self-reliant patriots feel after a few years of that.

1 comment:

Grung_e_Gene said...

AS 2016 Presidental Winner Rick Santorum aptly pointed out, right-wingers love them some government cheese, they only don't want any money going to BLAAAAAAH PEOPLE.