November 13, 2012

A confederacy of moochers

Political Wire - Dana Millbank notes that a "large number of patriotic Americans, mostly from states won by Mitt Romney last week, have petitioned the White House to let them secede. They should be careful about what they wish for."

"Red states receive, on average, far more from the federal government in expenditures than they pay in taxes. The balance is the opposite in blue states. The secession petitions, therefore, give the opportunity to create what would be, in a fiscal sense, a far more perfect union."

"Among those states with large numbers of petitioners asking out: Louisiana (more than 28,000 signatures at midday Tuesday), which gets about $1.45 in federal largess for every $1 it pays in taxes; Alabama (more than 20,000 signatures), which takes $1.71 for every $1 it puts in; South Carolina (26,000), which takes $1.38 for its dollar; and Missouri (22,000), which takes $1.29 for its dollar."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Someone should write a book encouraging them to go. We could call it, "Blue States Shrugged."

Uncle Goat said...

Dissolve the Union!
Bust this sucker up. Maybe four
mildly confused nations would get along better than one huge cluster of bankers' pet projects.

Anonymous said...

"Dissolve the Union!
Bust this sucker up. Maybe four
mildly confused nations would get along better than one huge cluster of bankers' pet projects."

I tend to agree. I really don't want to be in a nation with warmongers anymore. A nation of the Northeastern states or the Far Western states would probably be a lot more peaceful.

KM said...

Blue states also have their secessionist movements, eg, Maine, Vermont, Hawaii. Reaganesque slurs don't hide the fact that in any state, most of what we pay goes to the Wall St Military machine, and most of what we receive is to compensate for the inequities caused by that machine. The only hope for this nation and for the world is to dissolve the union.

Anonymous said...

Goes back at least to 1820. The Tea Party concept flopped because the GOP always liked the Tories and British crown more. If the Civil War is any guide, this ends in Texas becoming 5 blue states.

Dan Leyde said...

What a bunch of blubbering cry babies! You didn't see the blue states trying leave when GW Bush was elected.
Grow up and learn how democracy works!

Anonymous said...

Afghanistan has long been called the breaker of empires. Look what it did to the USSR. Looks like the US will be next.

Anonymous said...

I say no to secession. Kick the bastards out.