The Confederacy of Takers

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    Amen! Dump the freeloaders!

    Dana Milbank: The Confederacy of Takers - The Washington Post

     
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    Oh man, please let the right wing nuts keep up this "makers vs takers" nonsense and talking seccession. The GOP may be dead and gone by 2014, not even make it to 2016!
     
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    The boy might want to rethink his position, the states Romney carried produce most of the food and energy in this country, if you break it down by county Romney carried close to 80% of the land mass. So he might be the one who should be careful what he wishes for.
     
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    California alone would break the blue empire. What Millbank isn't recognzing that the states considered poor, like Alaska, West Virginia, Kentucky and Montana are very very wealthy. They are kept poor by a federal government that has regulated exploitation of natural resources out of existence. West Virginia and Kentucky have vast mines. Montana is part of the Bakken field. Alaska is delirously wealthy with oil and natural gas. Louisiana would no longer need federal permits to drill off their own gulf coast lines.

    Once states seceded, they would be directing these efforts themselves. Farmland would no longer be subjected to the EPA regulations and could grow. Whereas the orchards and fields of California would still be fallow and abandoned to protect the delta smelt.

    That's just for starters. The confederacy of blue state takers would still be drifting into degeneracy with a population finding escape in drugs, lazyness and sex without consequences. How wealthy would red states become without having to support the leech cities of Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Flint, Dearbornistan, In a perfect liberal world, these cities are glittering hubs of industry and commerce. In reality they are individual war zones. The Red State Nation would be well rid of them.
     
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    It doesn't work like that when you talk about 'States.'

    Each State has producers and each State has slugs.

    For example, New York votes Democrat. But looking at New York City, for example, just 40,000 people (1%) pay 50% of the taxes of all 8 million people.

    Those 40K are mostly the conservatives. The majority of the freeloaders are Leftist slugs such as yourself.

    Those 40K are the producers, and the rest are the Obama voters.


    Now you know how the 'State' thing works.
     
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    How about someone breaks the numbers down by handouts and grants vs. purchases? A purchase of something cannot be considered a handout.

    If you remove purchases, I have a feeling the blue states would be far bigger takers than the red states.
     
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    Good, they'll need a barter economy when left without a financial system. Oh, and they'll also need a recognized commodity exchange.
     
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    Yeah, but think it through. All the parasites would leave the red states for the blue, what with their generous entitlements, leaving behind much leaner states with people willing to work and pay taxes. Ever think of that?
     
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    I agree. Let them secede. you democrats will be well rid of them. So, what's the problem?
     
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    New York's been losing a lot of it's wealthiest residents too. I'll tell ya if it looks like Texas is going to secede I'll move there before they lock the door. In a hearbeat.
     

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