The first thing we've got to do is stop bailing out the liberal spendthrifts like NY and CA.
NY gets only $.85 for every dollar it sends to the Federal government. California gets $.93.
If you want to find the states sucking up money, look to states like Montana ($1.73), North Dakota ($1.65), West Virginia ($1.72), or New Mexico ($1.97).
Theres plenty you can criticize NY and California for, but putting money in the federal kitty is not one of them.
posted on 10/31/2003 11:26:01 AM PST
(I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
You're addressing a different issue. My point is that we should not bail them out when they mismanage. I was not criticizing them because they don't send enough to Washington. By analogy, I would not want the federal government to bail out a billionaire if he got into financial trouble. That's not the same as criticizing him because of how much he pays in taxes.
They (PRK, PRNY, PRM, etc.) are spendthifts in terms of the money their state government spends, and the silly things on which they spend it. Revenue sent to the Federales is irrelevant.
posted on 10/31/2003 12:54:26 PM PST
by Little Ray
(When in trouble, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson