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The difference between babysitting welfare liberal socialists and what you call 'corporate welfare for oil companies' is that these people who you are babysitting, they can't make your automobile run.
The liberals are supported by the largest blocks of voters that are supported by government subsidies such as welfare and social security...You can be elitist and look down your nose at them but more conservative voters are paying their own way than liberal voters.
We all know half of Liberals are system grubbing welfare suckers
This is what so many liberals forget. It is NOT up to the government to take from one and give to another.
Back in the good old days if you were a vagrant hippie scumbag, you got ran out of town or thrown in a workhouse. "
Yep, that's pretty much how the liberal welfare socialist system works. If someone makes it across the border, getting the welfare money is the easy part.
No matter how much welfare you give the illegals........they will continue to steal.
The Tax Foundation has released a fascinating report showing which states benefit from federal tax and spending policies, and which states foot the bill.
US 50 States MapThe report shows that of the 32 states (and the District of Columbia) that are "winners" -- receiving more in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes -- 76% are Red States that voted for George Bush in 2000. Indeed, 17 of the 20 (85%) states receiving the most federal spending per dollar of federal taxes paid are Red States. Here are the Top 10 states that feed at the federal trough (with Red States highlighted in bold):
States Receiving Most in Federal Spending Per Dollar of Federal Taxes Paid:
1. D.C. ($6.17)
2. North Dakota ($2.03)
3. New Mexico ($1.89)
4. Mississippi ($1.84)
5. Alaska ($1.82)
6. West Virginia ($1.74)
7. Montana ($1.64)
8. Alabama ($1.61)
9. South Dakota ($1.59)
10. Arkansas ($1.53)
In contrast, of the 16 states that are "losers" -- receiving less in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes -- 69% are Blue States that voted for Al Gore in 2000. Indeed, 11 of the 14 (79%) of the states receiving the least federal spending per dollar of federal taxes paid are Blue States. Here are the Top 10 states that supply feed for the federal trough (with Blue States highlighted in bold):
States Receiving Least in Federal Spending Per Dollar of Federal Taxes Paid:
1. New Jersey ($0.62)
2. Connecticut ($0.64)
3. New Hampshire ($0.68)
4. Nevada ($0.73)
5. Illinois ($0.77)
6. Minnesota ($0.77)
7. Colorado ($0.79)
8. Massachusetts ($0.79)
9. California ($0.81)
10. New York ($0.81)
Two states -- Florida and Oregon (coincidentally, the two closest states in the 2000 Presidential election) -- received $1.00 in federal spending for each $1.00 in federal taxes paid.
“Hmm, Mr. Foghorn, let me see if we have this straight … You have called for smaller government, yet it seems you want all the ‘smallering’ coming at our expense. By the way, did you actually say we were nothing but a haven for transgender drug addicts, Muslim terrorists and former Weatherman radicals still on the lam? Would you care to clarify your views?”
There are many reasons red states are debtor states: older populations, limited “import replacement,” poorer residents, reliance on subsidies, intractable social problems, more rural and small towns, weaker schools and self-destructive traditions among them. They also have the highest divorce rates, lowest life expectancy and lowest per capita revenue generated.
Surely you know all this. The numbers are dramatic. Of the 10 states reporting the highest life expectancy, nine are blue. Of the 15 states reporting the lowest life expectancy, all 15 are red. Of the 15 states with the highest per capita income, 13 are blue. All 15 of the lowest income generators are red. And so on.
Given the reality of the situation, frankly, I’m continually amazed that, together with your Limbaugh and Fox News red state lemmings, you are out bashing the federal government. Godless and liberal though it might be, it’s all that stands between your red state constituents and “Brother, can you spare a dime?”
Originally posted by kro32
The problem with posts like yours is that you would rather sit back and whine about bad corporations instead of standing up and doing something about it.
I hate when people make a post and identify a problem but do not offer up a version of a solution. Just another rant thread.
Some federal spending patterns are easily discernible. The large number of retirees collecting Social Security in Florida increases the flow of federal “retirement and disability” funds somewhat. An even bigger difference is created by the disproportionately large federal grants funneled to Alaska and the District of Columbia.
On the other hand, direct payments to individuals tend to be more evenly distributed across the country.
Originally posted by kro32
Corporations have as much right to plead their case and influence decision makers as the normal citizen does.
This is why the supreme court recently allowed them to contribute to campaigns. They realize what the Constitution says while most everyone else just sit's back and lay's blame.
Each year the Census Bureau releases the Consolidated
Federal Funds Report, which
estimates the amount of federal spending in
each state and territory during the prior fiscal
Originally posted by WTFover
I must say, that is an extremely vague report, by The Tax Foundation. They even qualify the implied disparagement with ...
Originally posted by IamJustanAmerican
I think some of the information in your opening thread post is misleading.
New Hampshire is not a very large state and mostly rural.
It is also very true that there is no reason the feds can not give money to states needing it.
A enormous amount goes to the military.
I actually got lost reading your post because I could not remember what the red states and the blue states meant.