Do You Think Red States Receive More Federal Handouts Then Blue States?
SemperRick 2011/08/08 06:04:02
Republicans: The True "Handouts" Party
Found this little gem in slate today -
We all know about the Republicans and Tea Party wailing about spending and "government handouts".
Well... guess which states consistently take in more Federal money than
they give back in Federal taxes - you got it, the Red States!
(Supporting Data can be found here. at the Tax Foundation)
Now in fairness, Conservative states tend to be more rural, poorer, and
more backwards than liberal states. So it should come as no surprise
that they need more money to stay afloat. But it is humorous to see
Conservative politicians screaming about "big government" and
"handouts", and demanding that the liberal states cut spending... but
they themselves are the ones who need more money.
America is a soup kitchen. The liberal states supply the soup, and the
Conservative states drain the soup, all the while muttering about
Now mind you this information is coming from Slate magazine. and from that alone I am leery of skewed numbers or half truths. what I do believe is that these numbers are not simply relying welfare statistics, but the whole entire big picture. So when I went to the tax foundation myself, my suspicions were absolutely correct. The author of this thread from Military.com conveniently left out that this report was done in 2004 and is exactly what I predicted. This was not about red states getting more handout money, but how red state representatives go about receiving federal money in general. Obviously the person who wrote this opinion at military.com used his skewed half truths to make his point. This person knows that liberals hardly ever research something that is written especially if it comes from a liberal author. It's like "well if it's written on the internet then it must be true. I say look for yourself and make up your own mind.
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