Re: Liberals cant handle the truth : more evidence that Texas, Red States Beat Blue States On Jobs, Growth
posted at 5/24/2013 12:40 AM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to skeeter20's comment:
big things like military bases and power stations get built out West.
Those employ people, yes?
People like CLC tout red state employment rates, yes?
As you recognize, some of those rates come from job-creation resulting from federal transfer from blue states, yes?
See where I was heading?
Heading off the cliff...
"the red states are takers" is a lie.
The Red States are the "biggest takers" only in the sense that living expenses are much lower and people tend to make less. So, they contribute less in taxes compared to high cost of living blue states states….
Federal Welfare spending PER capita:
1. District of Columbia (Represented by Democrats)
2. New York (Democrat State)
3. California (Democrat State)
4. New Mexico (Democrat State)
5. Alaska (Red state)
6. Vermont (Democrat State)
7. Louisiana (Red State)
8. Michigan (Democrat State)
9. Oklahoma (Red State)
10. Rhode Island (Democrat State)
As you can see, the Democrat States are the biggest welfare states.
A disproportionate portion of our country's military bases and national parks are in red states. So when someone tells you that red states get more government spending than blue states, it is not necessarily because of welfare, since it takes a lot of government spending to keep those bases and parks running.
If you are a "taker" of a government check, you are almost certainly a "blue" Democrat.
If you are self reliant and work in the private sector, you are almost certainly a "red" Republican.