A New Report Proves Republican Governed Red States Are Economic Parasites

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By now only comatose Americans or fools dependent on Fox News for their information, are aware that states that consistently vote Republican and against their own best interest suck more money from the federal government than Democratic states. It leads one to marvel at the relevance of George Carlin’s saying “never underestimate the power, or danger, of stupid people in large groups.” Residents in red states across the nation are already suffering from Republican policies that are raping the economic life out of the people, and in most cases the only thing keeping the people, particularly the poor people, from starvation and ill-health is the federal government; the entity they hate with religious fervor and elect Republicans to eviscerate.

Now, yet another report reveals that those same red state Republican voters who want the federal government cut to shreds are leeching substantially more assets from the federal government they want destroyed at the expense of blue states that are supporting them. This time the report is not from a liberal-leaning think tank, or any government agency; it is from a commercial organization with no political or economic stake in the study’s results. If this were the first report of its kind showing red state economies would wither and die, and the people would starve, without leaching federal funding from blue states, one may be inclined to dismiss it as an aberration. However, study after study has consistently  exposed anti-federal government Republican states as being incredibly dependent on the federal government they hate with religious passion and just voted for Republicans to fulfill their wishes and decimate it. Never, never ever, underestimate the power of stupid Republican voters in red states who are a Presidential veto away from seeing their evil dream reach fruition.

The new report is courtesy of WalletHub; a commercial personal financial web site that rated all 50 states on the basis of their dependence on the federal government to support their economies and keep poor people alive. The report was compiled from data and condensed into “four metrics” not unlike other studies, but without a political motivation for conducting the research. The categories were; the return in federal dollars on taxpayer investment, or how many federal dollars a state receives as opposed to what the residents pay in.  The percentage of state revenue from federal funding that keeps the state from declaring bankruptcy and its residents from starving or dying from lack of medical care. The number of non-defense (civilian) federal employees in a state, as opposed to states supported by large military installations. And last, the per capita federal employee rate in the state such as federal marshals, park rangers, federal highway workers, and federal regulators keeping air, water, and food safe.

Obviously, the two most important metrics in the study were the return on taxpayer investment, and the percentage of federal dollars a state depends on to prop up its economy and provide for the people’s general welfare from federal programs. Republican states have benefitted greatly from federal healthcare such as Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act, and it is relatively common knowledge that the largest percentage of SNAP (food stamp) recipients are poor white Republicans in red states; likely because red state legislators enacted Draconian ‘right to work’ laws keeping wages at or below poverty levels. What informs the epic stupidity of red state Republican voters is that they are the morons who consistently send Republicans to Washington to rein in the federal budget and cut the federal government down to size.

True to their word, and according to their base’s wishes, the Republican congressional representatives their mindless supporters just handed control of Congress to just passed a seriously Draconian budget that does precisely what red state voters yearned for; ended “federal interference” in their lives. If the Republican budget stands, red state voters will get their wish and can finally stop bemoaning the horrid ‘federal interference’ in their lives; the interference that kept food on their tables, their families in relatively decent health, and their state economies from going bankrupt. It is likely that the same morons and racists are too stupid to comprehend that the damage their state legislatures have been wreaking on them is about to be magnified a hundred fold due to less federal interference (funding) in their poverty-stricken lives. In fact, it may seem inhumane, but one almost wishes President Obama was not inclined to veto the Republican budget proposals just to let the real Americans, those patriotic “rugged individuals” comprehend just how much worse their pathetic existence would be without the federal government, blue states’ largesse, and humanitarian Democrats unwilling to allow their fellow citizens, no matter how stupid, suffer so the rich get richer.

One also wonders exactly how red state legislatures will fund their wealthy residents’ tax cuts when their already fragile economies’ revenue streams completely dry up due to budget cuts congressional Republicans voted for to ‘balance the budget and rein in the federal government. It is no secret that, for instance, every dollar spent on SNAP (food stamps) returns $1.70 back in red states’ floundering economies that in turn creates jobs. Obviously, Republicans in Congress could not care less that crucial federal dollars keeping their home state economies from disaster is being transferred directly to the wealthy and the military industrial complex instead of sustaining their idiotic constituency. Some of the poorest states, all red states, are dependent on federal funding for 30 to 45% of their total revenue and the GOP’s budget will slash that revenue and make dire revenue shortfalls already decimating red states seem like an economic bonanza.

There is no accounting for stupid people who, as equally stupid Sarah Palin claims, are the real Americans sitting on their porches holding their guns, their god, and their Constitution while supporting Republicans who promised to ravage the federal government they are convinced is stealing their liberty. It has always been a mystery where those dunces who receive federal assistance in food and healthcare think their government assistance originates. Maybe if they would lose that assistance for a while they would get a clue that the federal government they sent Republicans to Washington to demolish is all that prevents them from starving, working for a dollar an hour seven days a week, or going without lifesaving medical care, but even that eventuality is debatable.

What is noteworthy is that the blue states that receive 20, 30, or 40 cents in return for every dollar they invest in the federal government are not revolting and threatening to secede. But that is the difference between blue state residents and hateful red state Republicans; they accept that Americans assist their fellow citizens no matter how stupid they are for voting against their own best interests and the federal government that is likely all that stands between their demise and survival. Unfortunately their stupidity is a threat to the rest of the population and it is beginning to appear that they comprehend exactly what they are doing; if that is the case they are not just stupid, they are evil.

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47 Replies to “A New Report Proves Republican Governed Red States Are Economic Parasites”

  1. “By now only comatose Americans or fools dependent on Fox News for their information, are unaware that states that consistently vote Republican and against their own best interest suck more money from the federal government than Democratic states.”

  2. Red states then use a portion of that federal money to advertise in the states that are propping them up financially, selling them on red state tourist destinations.

  3. The 2015-16 CA $4.2 billion state budget surplus
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget closes the $25 billion deficit he inherited
    http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2014/budget/fiscal-outlook/fiscal-outlook-111914.aspx
    California’s debt was caused by years of republican borrow and spend beginning with governor Reagan’s trickle-down scheme.
    With Surplus in Hand, California Eyes Debt
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/us/with-surplus-in-hand-california-eyes-debt.html
    Texas Enron defrauded California out of billions during energy crisis
    Roughly $30 BILLION and we never got it back
    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2002/05/enro-m10.html
    California tops other states in job growth
    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83122353/

  4. Now wonder red states voted for Romney,it is where the 47% live who do not know enough about politics to vote in their best interests.

  5. Sometimes I wish President Obama acted a little bit like the guy Fox “News” describes him and let Congress let loose their agenda on these ignorant/ bigoted people. Let them scream when their states go completely bankrupt and beg the Federal Government to bail them out. Then we’ll see how much they love their Republican Representative and Senator. Of course then it will be too late.

  6. I think I’ll forward this to the Alaska Legislature, who cannot bring themselves to accept the Free Money! for Medicaid expansion because…because…the federal government may only pay 90% years from now.

    Make the poor suffer and die and refuse to expand the state health care industry just because…because…you might have to actually invest a bit of the state income to benefit actual residents of the state instead of Koch Industries, Exxon, and BP. To whom was given a $2 BILLION tax break last year.

    That might have covered a lot of medicaid, ya think?

  7. California was MISMANAGED for decades by the republicans which caused our huge debt.
    You know, the republican slashing taxes but borrowing and spending anyway.

    With Surplus in Hand, California Eyes Debt
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/us/with-surplus-in-hand-california-eyes-debt.html

    Here is California’s saint
    The legacy of California liberal governor Pat Brown 1959 – 1967
    Pat Brown’s legacy includes
    Fair Housing act, Fair Employment Act, Master Plan for Higher Education, Highway Expansion, The California Aqueduct
    Pat Brown taxed everyone, citizens and corporations, fairly
    Due to his legacy, California public schools were the envy of the nation, then came governor Reagan….
    http://patbrowndocumentary.com/home/index.html

  8. How on earth has Brown managed to right the California economy in the face of the horrible drought affecting nearly the entire state the past few years?

  9. But you know those red states think gawd takes care of them. And they don’t need no larnin either. The Bible says so.

  10. I guess that’s why they cant read their bible and let others tell them what it says according to the gawd of greed

  11. I grew up in Long Beach, CA. AndyCA hit the nail on the head. As an example of Reagan’s California, there was never a homeless problem in California until Reagan decided to close state mental facilities, putting tens of thousands on the streets. If he had done to Nancy what he did to California she would have never stopped smiling!

  12. governor Brown raised state income taxes by a QUARTER of 1% in 2010, I never even noticed it.
    He also redid our state budget correctly and curtailed the waste spending.

    And yes we’re aware of the state employee pension issue.

    California public workers may be at risk of losing promised pensions
    “We are not ashamed of our actions to protect the pension promises made to California’s public servants,” Pacheco said. “We disagree that CalPERS ‘bullied’ anyone.”
    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83074861/

  13. The Republican party and their religious “bullshit-artists” and Elite 1% corporate “Masters” are now functioning exactly like a deadly malignant cancer that is 24/7 eating away at the fabric of human society and the entire Govt. structures of the U.S.A.. In my opinion. They “do not care” what they do to us. The Elite 1% will pay and protect them for illegally “giving” all of us (you and me) to them as their new slave, peasant and serf classes. Unless we all actually start to verbally call them out and end their deadly game plans now!!!

  14. California rode the Pat Brown prosperity until Reagan’s tax cutting began to take their toll also in 1978 with prop 13 being approved didn’t help. California began it’s decline in the early 1980’s. I had a bumper sticker that read “Welcome to California, now go home” because we were being overrun with people wanting the “great life” in California.
    California was 5th in the worlds economy until Reagan.

    Now I remember, along with cutting taxes but borrowing and continuing to spend he also closed the mental institutions, he foisted all this on the rest of the country in 1981.

    How did California ever recover?
    WE VOTED OUT THE REPUBLICANS, THAT’S HOW.

    Ronald Reagan’s shameful legacy: violence, the homeless, mental illness
    http://www.salon.com/2013/09/29/ronald_reagans_shameful_legacy_violence_the_homeless_mental_illness/

  15. I love the Texas tea bags who harp on CA’s pension issue which is HYPED to the hilt on breitbart. However they never bother to realize, we do not need to renege on the public workers PROMISSED penisons. BUT, this is the tea bag/repub mantra to RENEGE.
    If we renege on pensions, then those people will go on government assistance anyway! California does not need to treat state workers this way.

    California public workers may be at risk of losing promised pensions
    “We are not ashamed of our actions to protect the pension promises made to California’s public servants,” Pacheco said. “We disagree that CalPERS ‘bullied’ anyone.”
    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-83074861/

  16. This is what happens when someone who doesn’t understand statistics attempts to do statistics. I can think of no less than 10 confounders not taken into account, the most egregious being the definition of red vs. blue state. Many states switch between election cycles for example 2004 to 2008 three red went blue. That is a swing of 6 in a sample size of only 50, which alone will obliterate any conclusion drawn. Also, many other states go red or blue based on slim margins. This coupled with the fact that we have no idea how/why the 4 metrics they used somehow alone determine dependence (as well as the hilarious “weights” randomly applied without explanation or statistical justification to their already random 4 metrics) makes this study interesting only in how well it demonstrates why liberals shouldn’t do maths. Also, where are their confidence intervals, what statistical tests were used to establish significance? How was the data collected?

  17. I know being a bagger you lack any mental abilities but do you see words marked in red, well if you click on them it will answer all your questions on how they came to their conclusions

  18. yes, i read it. There is no statistical analysis or raw statistical data, only their conclusions. Hey, I just gave a blood pressure medication to 100 people and gave a placebo to another group of 100 people. The drug group had an average blood pressure of 120/80, while the placebo had 130/90. So the drug works right?

    They also define red vs. blue based on the last presidential election which is totally asinine. If you look at overall voting for the house and senate as well as voting over the last few decades as would be more appropriate, things get way murkier. But none of this matters because I can’t even analyze their statistics because there are no details.

  19. by the way, what statistical test would you use for the example I gave above and how would you go about doing it?…you know since I have no mental abilities and you are the world genius expert on everything,

  20. What part of this do you not understand:

    The 2015-16 CA $4.2 billion state budget surplus
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget closes the $25 billion deficit he inherited
    http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2014/budget/fiscal-outlook/fiscal-outlook-111914.aspx

    California’s debt was caused by years of republican borrow and spend beginning with governor Reagan’s trickle-down scheme.
    With Surplus in Hand, California Eyes Debt
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/us/with-surplus-in-hand-california-eyes-debt.html

  21. CA governors – D-Pat Brown 59 – 67, R-Ronald Reagan 67 – 75. D-Jerry Brown 75 – 83 he couldn’t stop the implosion of Reagan, R-George Deukmejian 83-91 and R-Pete Wilson 91-99 **these 2 R’s RUINED CA’S ECONOMY** D-Gray Davis 99-03 **this D tried to FIX the R’s MESS** and congressman R-Issa bankrolled the recall of Davis so CA tried the R idea again with Schwarzenegger: during Ahnold’s tenure: CA went DEEP into debt, and recession at the same time.
    Yet what pulled us out of our deficit and recession is LIBERAL BLUE policies via Governor Jerry Brown.

    With Surplus in Hand, California Eyes Debt
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/us/with-surplus-in-hand-california-eyes-debt.html

  22. So you are posting random opinions about a single state’s debt issues which is neither (1) related to this article above or (2) related in any even remote way to anything I said. So, I don’t even know how to respond. collect underpants—->????—->make profit.

  23. No I am not dumbass. Its not my study and since your dumbass didn’t read it here is where they got their information
    Sources: Data in this report is courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service, the Census Bureau, Transparency.gov, U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Defense Manpower Data Center and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Now go chase your agenda 21 theories

  24. Dj, the lolz are too much. Please stop. That is the source where they got their data. That is not a statistical test. Even some information on how the data was actually compiled would give some further understanding of their analysis, but they didn’t even provide that. Working with my above example, you basically just answered the question, “How did you do your statistical analysis” with the response, “I took people’s blood pressure”.

  25. Yes, it can be frustrating accidentally running into someone who actually has some idea of what they’re talking about.

  26. “So you are posting random opinions about a single state’s debt issues which is neither (1) related to this article above or (2) related in any even remote way to anything I said.”

    What I posted has EVERYTHING to do with this article and they’re FACTS.

    go ahead and disprove me then

  27. On an unrelated topic, I had a girlfriend named Erica, at least I thought she was my girlfriend until her pimp demanded money from me. That is not to suggest that the Erica of our affections on this blog is a whore or is being controlled by evil forces —- ah, who am I kidding, yeah she is. Erica is a puss filled whore whose definition of and love for tea bagging is probably different from ours.

  28. Also our “Mother Nature – Climate Change induced” drought has nothing to do with Brown’s better management of California.
    For as long as I can remember, we’ve been in a water conservation mode. We had many republican governors who did NOTHING about it because it would cost $$$ and taxes might have been raised – remember we were under the “trickle-down” from governor Reagan.

    We passed prop 1 which sets aside $$ for the highs and lows of California.

  29. “If he had done to Nancy what he did to California she would have [lopped his johnson off and] never stopped smiling!”

    There. Fixed.

  30. I live in one of those poor red States, although not by choice. I am constantly amazed by the ignorance surrounding me on a daily basis. How I maintain any semblance of sanity is a mystery. It is impossible to ever talk to these people. They are deaf dumb and blind and very proud of their ignorance. Along with fox propaganda, I
    Also blame religion for most of their stupidity. Beam me up Scotty! There is no intelligent life on this planet.

  31. Too bad Scott Walker won’t take lessons from Gov Brown. Wisconsin is headed to the same end as Kansas.

    It is always the GOP who puts the state or country in a big financial mess, and it is the Dems who have to “fix it.”

    People who can’t see this are just plain ignorant and/or misinformed.

  32. I couldn’t agree more.i have tried and tried to have an intelligent conversation but no dice. Religion is the only thing that seem to geta bit of attention.i used to liken them to almost humans who only think about food, sex, religion, bathroom functions and liquor. Sometimes I feel like a voice crying in the wilderness and the only responsei get is a howling and the rustling of leaves in the wind. Sad.

  33. Trouble is the Red states discriminate so much, that most of us would rather vacation in the Blue Syates instead!

  34. Spot on, Judy J, life here in NC with a tea soaked
    state Congress and a Duke Power puppet guv, I
    can empathize. The Moral Monday movement is
    evidence of enlightened outrage. It’s like being
    a stranger in the land where you were born. One
    day we’ll hear an ear shattering pop as all fox &
    fiends snatch their collective heads out of their
    asses! Chant down babylon. Jah bless.

  35. And the Creationists come out of the woodwork. You can show them transitional forms up the gumpstump- and they’ll still demand more.

    Red States- it’s time to excise them.

  36. (sarcasm)
    Thank you, Captain Obvious
    (end sarcasm)
    LMAO
    You would have to be completely brain-dead or ignorant (aka, a Republican) to not know these truths

  37. I agree Judy. I live in one of those red states as well and you couldn’t be more right. These people are so damn stupid it isn’t even funny. We are being raped left and right while all their rich buddies are being given all kinds of tax breaks. All while the people in this state STILL continue to blame it all on the Dems!!!! It’s amazing to me how easily people fall for the words and NEVER watch the actions behind the curtain.

  38. thats correct and let them vote republican in 2016 and they can kiss their welfare checks goodby along with food stamps, and obama health care if they are lucky enough have it ..then they can join the ranks of the homeless and out on the street living under a cardboard box ..

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