Income Redistribution."Red States Get Fat, Blue States get Fleeced

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    Some States Get Fat, Others Fleeced - by Nate Bailey - Budget & Tax News

    "All taxpayers know that the federal government uses tax and spending policy to redistribute income from citizens with high incomes to those who make little," said study author Curtis Dubay, a Tax Foundation economist. "Citizens are less aware of geographically based income redistribution."

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    We need to put to bed the "myth" that Red States are "self-sufficient". Facts prove they are merely "subsidized".
     
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    The government should not use taxes to make policy. Period.
     
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    If right wingers had their way, we would be the wild west. We are the top technological country in the world because of our government creating and funding NASA. Republicans want to tear that down and replace it with what? Gravel roads? Religion? Guns? What a bunch of loons. Seriously. What do they add to the country? Besides failed policies. The mess the country is in is from 8 years of Bush.
     
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    It amazes me how you can mix in a small grain of truth and ignore the large grains. NASA's biggest enemy for years was a guy named William Proxmire, a Democrat from Wisconsin. In fact, he was so famous for dumping on science for political gain that the practice is actually named after him. Does that make Democrats anti-science, or does in make you an idiot?

    My guess is both.
     
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    the "golden fleece" awards?
     
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    You got it in one. I used to hate that guy with a passion. If he had not been around we would have had a moon colony years ago, and been on Mars by now. Because of him I will never get into space, and that still makes my blood boil. He is the only person in the universe that has ever made rdean look intelligent. In comparison to Proxmire rdean is an Einstain.

    Sorry, ranted a bit there. He has been dead for 5 or 6 years and he still gets under my skin.
     
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    you should take a look at what a blue state and red state are/is before flying off the handle.
     
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    yeah, cause what idiots like dean fail to account for is military bases, federal land holdings and other thing that cost the federal government money to the states in pure maintenance fees
     
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    The Democratic Party is a coalition. Of course there are right wing loons that are part of the party. We call them "Blue Dogs".

    Name two liberals in the Republican Party.

    You see, the reason you can point to a single Democrat and say "They all share that point of view" is because that is your "experience". The Republican Party is 90% white and mostly Christian. They really do share a single point of view on MOST things. Democrats do not. Democratic positions are the result of a "consensus".

    I don't understand why this is so difficult to comprehend.
     
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    Any examples? Links?
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    Thought so.
     

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