All the so call conservative here are really 'flat earth folks' who just have not quite figured out that their model of the world expired a hundred years ago and the reason they cannot see the horizon is that the world has curvature which is simply beyond their own mental model (paradigm in the parley of academics) to understand.
way to move a conversation forward. and I get called arrogant?
this must be why as far as the federal government revenues is concerned that 'the blue states' are paying the bill and 'the red states' are on the dole? one pays the bills and the other's just suck up the government revenues (while complaining about government debt).
this is a typical liberal talking point, but it's only as accurate as the statistics under it. they arrive at this number by counting total federal dollars. that means that a military base is counted in with welfare cases. a federally funded highway project is counted with food stamps.
if you break out the numbers, you have DC as the highest welfare area per capita, and more liberal states below that.http://www.statemaster.com/graph/eco_wel_cas_tot_rec_percap-caseloads-total-recipients-per-capita
DC kind of surprises me since it's the one area where housing is up and income is up....oh wait! it's all those new government employees!