States Choose Own Paths With One-party Governments

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    Written By : Michael Barone
    November 26, 2012

    It makes no sense! Why split at the national level but go one-party at the state? Read the full piece @ States Choose Own Paths With One-party Governments | Right Wing News

    And the lefties will instantly rebuff this due to who the author is. :confused:
     
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    It makes perfect sense, when it's the choice of a majority of voters in those states.
     
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    The nation is split at the national level because the national elections are weighted by the bloated populations of the mega cities that depend on others to support them. If you removed Los Angeles and San Francisco from the pool of voters, California would be red. If you look at county by county voting, even in states considered safely blue, you see that the vote in the entire state is controlled by one or two cities. In states that are sparsely populated with no mega cities the state is solidly red.

    That's why red states are said to take more federal money than what they put in. They are subject to the same federal mandates as blue states, but have fewer people to support those mandates so the federal goverment needs to "help". It works the same way with states as with individuals. The government taxes away the money you would use to provide for yourself. Then the government gives you that which you were giving yourself. Now the individual cannot survive without government help. If left alone, no government help would be necessary. But through the mechanics of loose fiscal policy that formerly self sufficient individual is now just as much of a taker as the welfare queen with six kids.
     

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