"All Americans...need to watch what they say, what they do."
- Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Red States are Leeching off the Blue States

The red states regularly like to taunt blue states such as New York and California over the financial troubles these large blue states experience. What the red states fail to mention is that the blue states are propping up the red states, as the blue states receive far less back from the federal government than they pay, while the red states are welfare cases, receiving far more from the federal government than they pay.

Click on this this interactive chart to see just which states are subsidizing others.

If the red state conservatives truly practiced what they preached, they would stop living on the backs of California taxpayers and confront the big and expensive governments in their own states. If everyone truly lived on his own abilities, as the conservatives frequently exhort, these red states would be forced to pay their own way and either raise taxes significantly or reduce the size of government.

As we all know conservatives love government more than freedom, so don't expect the red states to engage in any freedom restoration by decriminalizing acts, as conservatives enjoy their punishment plays far too much to embrace frugality and Liberty.


  1. Once the USSA ceases to exist, all this will be a moot academic exercise.

  2. True, Mark, but this inevitable breakup ought to terrify people in certain parts of the country.

    Can you imagine the brutal, inflexible, martial-law theocracy the American Southeast would impose if not required to respect the Constitution or Bill of Rights?

    If not for the coasts exerting a civilizing influence on the Southeast through the federal government, the Southeast would be there, already.