It's very easy to be on "fire" if you ignore the data.
#102 | Posted by Rightocenter
It's really easy to 'pay attention' to the data if you're cherry picking the ---- out of it.
Those bases have to be somewhere,
No, they don't.
land and labor are cheap in those States so lumping them into the equation only satisfies your narrative.
So we should just ignore them because they skew the numbers in an unfavorable direction despite the fact that that funding is a signficant portion of those state's GDPs?
That's probably one of the stupidest things I've ever heard on this site.
If you want to compare apples to apples, compare the safety nets without the military spending.
The Atlantic article does that.
Guess who dominates the top takers in that regard. Yup. Red states.
Also, this is disingenuous because you're acting as if the economy of NY is the same the federal dollar floated economy of the southern states.
Which is the point I've been making but you seem to be hell bent on disregarding-comparing safety net spending in those states gives an artificial result considering it's the additional federal spending that is suppressing safety net spending in those states to begin with.
Either way, those states will sponge significant federal dollars, either via military spending or safety net spending if the economies collapsed due to withdrawal of other federal dollars.
Either way, the picture of shaky or poor economies is painted despite the right's claims of knowing what the f--- they're doing.
As for the rest of it, none of the States have a monopoly on stupid ideas, you are just focusing on the ones that you can't stand.
And I'm focusing on the ones that are being showcased as good ideas for national governance.
Ideas that fail on the state level without cash infusions from other states.
So where does the US get its cash infusion from when the righties enact their terrible policies nationally? No where. We simply cut programs or raise taxes. And we both know taxes aren't going to be raise in any meaningful way.
Three of the biggest takers in the top 15 are DC, Virginia and Hawaii, mostly because of military or Federal Government spending, not the safety net. How do they figure into your narrative?
It doesn't have to fit. I'm not denying they're taking lots in the form of federal spending.