Skip to comments.Tea Party’s “spending” blindness: How dumb bias is killing Thad Cochran’s hard sell
Posted on 06/19/2014 2:58:05 PM PDT by cotton1706
The talk of the town in the bizarre Mississippi GOP Senate primary which now, for what its worth, involves a character named James Scooby Doo Warren is why Thad Cochrans appeals to seniority and pork and his standing on the appropriations committee arent quite appealing enough. Mississippi receives the largest return on tax dollars sent to Washington, of all states, and its not unreasonable to suggest, as Cochran has been doing, that without him, procurement of said funds may prove to be more difficult. Especially when he has an opponent, in state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who actively rejects the sort of spending that Cochran does on behalf of the state.
Spending. Its a powerful attack word in Republican politics. Washington does too much spending, therefore the people in Washington need to be ousted. Thats about all a Tea Party challenger needs to say and all a Tea Party voter needs to hear; further explanation of what this spending is need not be explained, because no one is listening.
We here at Salon have been nursing a little theory about why Cochrans appeals to all the federal cash he brings home havent been working over the crowds. Were afraid its more cynical than the Tea Party-preferred explanation that their values, and their virtuous, thrifty natures, prevent them from accepting this dirty money. Or that crony capitalism and the Export-Import Bank is really what grinds their gears about Washington. What if its just that they dont think theyre getting any benefit from this money, and that whatever spending theyre seeing is just that from welfare bums? The New York Times offers some evidence to back up this theory in its latest dispatch from the state:
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The liberals can’t seem to believe that the people would want to throw out a democrat-like republican.
But that’s exactly WHY the people want to throw him out.
If anyone else wants to take over pinging these, please do. The MS Ping list is on WKB’s home page. I cut and paste it each time. But these articles are coming too fast for me to keep up. Lol
The entire political and media establishment just can’t understand why Cochran’s appeal as the guy who can shovel more money to Mississippi isn’t working. They view it as bizarre. Isn’t it a good thing that the voters of Mississippi aren’t voting to get more government spending shoveled their way? Isn’t this evidence that maybe we can put some people in Washington who will cut spending rather than stick their snouts in the trough too??? Our government and politics is so completely screwed up and rotten that its scary.
“Isnt this evidence that maybe we can put some people in Washington who will cut spending rather than stick their snouts in the trough too”
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That's what the liars at the commie rag Salon claim. It's a deliberate falsehood intended to smear one of the most consistently Conservative of all states. I know Mississippi quite well. One of my good friends from college days back in the early 1960s is from the Magnolia State. When I visit him and his family there, I'm impressed with the state's work ethic, distrust of an overreaching federal government, the kindness of the people and the full churches on Sunday morning.
Go Chris go! Go Mississippi go! Don't let the lying Yankee liberals get away with their anti-freedom lies!
If there was no deficit, Salon may have an easier sell. But we all know that the government spends more than it takes in, it doesn’t just redistribute it. People actuall know that one day, the bill will come due.
The local media nearly died laughing when my congressman promised that he wouldn’t bring a lot of pork to the district back in 2010. They were sure he couldn’t win....till he won.
It was really a very simple message. We need to produce our revenue locally and we need to keep it away from Washington so we can decide what to do with it.
“Mississippi receives the largest return on tax dollars sent to Washington, of all states “
I thought that was Alaska....
I thought that was Texas...
I think the Libs always use this out and out LIE as a slam against any Red State...
Yes it’s like the state of _____ is 49th in education spending.
How much of that is Katrina recovery spending, and the BP Macondo blow-out recovery spending?
Indeed, it's an oft-repeated pernicious lie promulgated by the lefitst lamestream media that Conservatives states are "takers". The reality is that Dixieland and other states of like mind are net producers, paying into the pool of largess doled out to the welfare queens in places like New York, Oregon, Massachusetts, California and elsewhere where bone-headed liberalism flourishes. The map below vividly illustrates the dichotomy between "makers" vs. "takers":
The "Solid South" is back but this time in brave opposition to union scum. States like Mississippi where DemonRATs once dominated have repudiated the leftism of the past. They've now become the vanguard for freedom, liberty and prosperity by embracing Conservatism and Christian principles.
Military buying ships built in Mississippi is not welfare spending you stupid commies.
Sadly, most of the country does not understand the most fundamental rule of economics: can’t eat your cake and have it too.
I grew up in Chickasaw County which is just south of Tupelo. . There are no finer people than those in MS. When a disaster strikes, they get to work doing what needs to be done without government help. My ancestors came to that area in the mid 1800’s. If anyone needs help, they are there.
Its that way all across flyover country.
They remind me of that muslim kid who could not understand why I would reject the joys of manlove.
It can always be said that State X gets the largest “return” on tax dollars, but it can also be true that some of it is still wasted money.
“The other thing he misses, along with a lot of people who equate earmarks with spending, is that earmarks are not fresh spending. Earmarking is a means of allocating existing appropriations. Earmarks arent a contributor to the national debt.”
This is simply a lie, and a poor one. Earmarks are just as much a contributor to the national debt as anything else is, when the “existing appropriations” are part of a budget in deficit.
Um, I don’t know where the map came from but the state of New Mexico has always been a right to work state for as long as I can remember. At least as long as I have been in the workforce here. At least since the ‘70’s.
Um, with minimal effort, anyone can find where an image originated. Simply just hover your pointing device over the graphic and select the implementation-dependent menu item to view the image info which is: http://www.nrtw.org/.
You may also find this article of value from Forbes concerning New Mexico where you'll see that the state is not Right-to-Work.
Oh geez, not this left wing liberal lie again. Lies, damn lies and statistics. Check their definition of "tax dollars" and exclude a hell of a lot of taxes like Soc Sec and Medicare and then add those payments to the "return".