As someone with many relatives in some of the NE "Blue" States, it is interesting to make a mental note of how many have some sort of "State" job and how they vote :-)>.....
Thanks. To expand on my other two posts in this thread, I think that cities like SF, LA, typically rely on the state of CA for support and states like RI, Del, CT, etc, rely on the fed for support. While this is reasonable (RI does not have the size of natural resources to be self sufficient), I think what happens is that reliance is taken advantage of and abused. Maybe wreckless abandon is a much better word. The reliance of others becomes a right or demand rather than viewed with gratitude.
But what is happening now is states like CA, NY, MA and now CT are now doing the same thing. Other states in the union are seeing this and are getting pi$$ed off about it. Example, Prop 8 in CA. That was passed in 2008. However, activist judges have overruled it and did so unconstitutionally. These types of shenanigans may have a DIRECT IMPACT in Indiana (where I live) and all of the other states. Why should we put up with this CR@P from CA? Why should we “have to” bailout states like CA, IL, NY when they have refused to be responsible and accountible with their finances for YEARS?
Presently, the mismanagment of the blue states have been a short term benefit to the red states. In Indiana, we are getting alot of businesses moving here that were originally from blue states. However, the time is approaching when accountibility is going to be demanded by the majority of the states in the union to the minority of states that have deliberately neglected it.