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.
Truth is, NY has always paid more than it receives in Federal money. It's those lazy lay-abouts in the rest of the country that should pick up the pace and get to work. You just can't get much done when you talk slow, move slow, etc.