Unfair Taxation Without Adequate Representation: Red States rip-off Blue States

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    As should be obvious to everyone by now, small population states (mainly Republcan) have a large per capita advantage in representation over large population states (mainly Democratic).

    For instance, in both Congress (including Senators and House members) and the Electoral College:

    Wyoming has one representative for every 174,277 people.

    California has one representative for every 664,604 people.

    That's approximately 4X the representation per capita.

    See Chart

    In addition, small population states generally receive more federal funding per capita (as seen here: US Census Funding data ),

    and contribute less tax revenue than large population states, per capita (As seen here).

    This would be a good example of unfair taxation without adequate representation.

    I say large population states should sue the federal government for all the money small population states have been stealing from us via the Federal Government over the last few decades. Who's with me?
     
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    The funny part of this is that the majority of the "tea party" fanatics are from small population Red States...

    And they've been living off Blue State welfare for decades.
     
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    Here's an example from todays headlines:

    Apportionment of Stimulus Funding by State

    See the chart next to the map.

    Here's an example:

    California has 36,756,666 people living in it, and received 25.66 Billion in funding.

    That's $698.00 per person.

    Montana has 967,440 people living in it, and received 1.15 Billion in funding.

    That's $1189.00 per person.

    As of 2007, the average Californian paid $8,590.18 in Federal Taxes.

    The average person in Montana? $4,721.65

    What's that all about?
     
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    Of course I highly doubt to get much of a reponse from right-wingers on a thread that's so "off-message", lol.
     
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    As I figured. But here's a bump anyway... bump.
     
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    More money is sucked up by NY and California then all the other states combined.

    BTW, we are ONE country, not blue states and red states land.
     
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    I've provided links to charts above that show this to be a completely false statement.

    Here I'll post the link again: US Census Funding data.

    In addition, California and New York are among the top tax payers and near the bottom in federal funding, PER CAPITA.
     
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    It's the tea party folks that are complaining about their taxes, and Obama's spending.

    It's the Governor of Texas who suggested Red States should secede from the Union.

    And it's the Red States, where the conservative members of congress come from, that are robbing the Blue States blind through taxation.

    Now, that's called irony.
     
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    Red states collect more in welfare than blue states.
     
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    Well I don't think suing the federal government is the answer. After all, that would be like killing the cow that gives all the milk.

    No, it doesn't seem fair, but I don't see any resolution other than the respective large state representatives lobbying for more money for their districts using the numbers you provide.
     

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