Originally Posted by Fedaykin
The bulk of the red states are screwed, their fair share is almost all of it, given the disparity in revenues and outlays to those states.
Except for a couple of the more populous red states (in the south) red states rely 100% on the federal government to continue to function -- which is simply a result of large monetary requirements coupled with small populations.
All those "independent, pull yourself up by your own bootstrapts folks in Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, etc. all rely on the charity of the rest of the nation to maintain their lifestyle. Yet the blue states (and to be fair a couple of the more populous red states) bleeding money to help them out are called the leeches.
I guess from an Ayn Rand point of view we should get rid of those useless states and create strict immigration laws so when their citizens want to trade with us or relocate inside our borders we can recover from their gross mishandling of our resources and fiduciary ability.
Everyone that hates the bankers will rue that day. Bailout is such an ugly word. They are crooks when they take OUR money but when they defend us we call them father's of liberty, patriots, and good Christian men. Strange world we abide in.
Indian Reservations would laugh. They are already sovereign. I might move up to the reservation and make money on trading with the different states. What an interesting place that will be.
It is a sad day when even the definition of treason is unclear.