Monday, November 12, 2012

Hillbillies In States Who Want To Sucede From Union Should Probably Find Out Where Federal Taxes Are Raised And Spent


A redneck nation full of 'sour grapes'. This reminds me of the graffiti I saw scrawled on a wall  in Amsterdam in 1980, "USA out of north America".

Most of the people behind these petitions to the White House requesting they be allowed to sucede from the union probably don't realize that their state could loose a massive amount of federal tax dollars and infrastructure support if they became independent nations.

What would supposedly happen to the social security and medicare of residents of these states? Funny, it could be a great way to balance the federal budget if we just let them go. The end result of their succession would probably be a massive tax increase for them and a dramatic shredding of the social contract as they have known it. Never the less they are being 'egged on' by FoxNews and right wing internet blogs who love to continue to harp the mantra of bullshit in their conservative bubble of right wing misinformation.

Listed below are the twenty state so far who apparently want to sucede with a color indication of how they voted in the Presidential election. Seven of the states actually paid more in federal taxes then they got back versus 13 that did not. Next to each state is the amount in billions of dollars that each state received or paid in federal revenue for the period 1990 to 2009.

Alabama          received 290.6 
Arkansas          paid 17 
Colorado          paid 100.7
Florida             received 298.7
Georgia            paid 99.5
Indiana             received 10.2
Kentucky         received 207.5
Louisiana         received 203.5
Michigan          paid 196.8
Mississippi        received 239.9
Missouri           received 70.8
Montana           received 64.5

New Jersey       paid 705.7    
New York        paid 956.2
North Carolina received 17.8
North Dakota   received 48.7 
Oregon             paid 11.8
South Carolina received 198.4
Texas               paid 398.8
Tennessee        received 81.3   

Data via Census Bureau, IRS and The Economist Magazine 

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