First, take a look at the states that voted Democrat (blue) and the states that voted Republican (red). Now, compare that to the states that "receive" LESS than one dollar back for every dollar they pay the federal government (blue) and the states that "receive" MORE than one dollar back for every dollar they pay the federal government. Remember, Texas has oil wells. What is this telling us? The states that hate government the most, benefit the most from government. The states that talk secession, benefit most from the government. Say the US did split into red and blue countries. What kind of countries would they be? You would have the wealthiest country in the world with a government surplus. And you would have a third world country deeply in debt. Now, why would a party based mainly in red states, believe they are the ones to manage the country? We had that already for 8 years and look how that worked out, then look at their own states. What is that saying about their ability to manage economies? No making accusations. Just pointing out facts. Imagine if some state such as California got to keep more of the money they give to the federal government instead of giving it to South Carolina and Alabama and Kentucky? Just sayin'.