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    Blue States in Debt

    Lloyd - you were busting my balls about TX, well here's the complete list. Now tell me what a dumbass I am. Look at this list.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/meet-...read-664-bps-1

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    There is nothing necessarily informative about a state having a dem or repub for governor, or having certain programs and connecting that to their financial health. It's way more complicated than that.

    California, for example, instituted regulations/laws/taxation by proposition some time ago. That is a big reason for their current condition.

    Simplistic Evidence= bad.
    Objective Evidence=good.
    More Objective Evidence=better.
    Exhaustive Objective Comprehensive Evidence=best.
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-15-2010 at 05:28 PM.

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    When S&L channels (dumbass) John, you just know he has reached the bottom
    of the barrel. Running out of ways to hide your true Republican
    support huh?


    Sarah Palin's true reality: 'Free' Alaska is a welfare state that enjoys generous federal subsidies

    MICHAEL DALY

    Sunday, November 14th 2010, 4:00 AM

    After all, we helped bankroll it.

    I don't mean the new reality show.

    I mean the state.

    Alaska gets $1.84 in federal spending for every dollar it pays in federal taxes.

    We in New York get just 79 cents on the dollar.

    Which means we subsidize Alaska even as it enjoys a $2 billion-plus budget surplus.

    Even as New York faces a huge deficit that will require ever more painful cuts.

    And, on top of a budget surplus, Alaska has a special fund drawn from oil profits that doles out dough to every resident annually.

    The check this year is $1,281 for each and every person who has resided in Alaska for a year. Those who die or are born in the midst of a year still get the full check.

    The amount is liable to federal taxation, but that same $1.84 back for every dollar comes into play for the state as a whole.

    All told, oil-rich Alaska tops the list of states that get more back than what they give.

    So, how's that subsidy, welfare-y thing working out for ya, Sarah?

    Apparently, pretty well, as she tells it on her new reality show.

    "I love Alaska," Palin says in the online promo. "I understand the uniqueness of this land. It's about family and community."

    She adds, "I'd rather be out here being free."

    In real reality, Palin quit being governor because it would have required her to spend too much time in Alaska rather than in the lower 48, where she can promote herself and her agenda.

    As shown in the reality show, Alaska has abundant wildlife and vast open spaces, but precious few voters.

    However much or little Palin may like the great outdoors, there is no question that she loves a big crowd.

    Grizzly bears don't laugh or cheer when you tell jokes about mama grizzlies, but those Tea Party crowds sure do.

    Anyway, the only reason she is doing the reality show in the first place is to get paid and appear before a big viewing audience.

    Maybe there will be more reality shows featuring other big names in the Tea Party who call for cuts in government spending even as their home states are subsidized by the rest of us.

    There could be Sen. Jim DeMint's South Carolina, which gets $1.35 on the dollar.

    There could also be Sen.-elect Rand Paul's Kentucky, which rakes in $1.51.

    Compare those states to two that are in financial crisis and suffer an even worse balance of payments than we do in New York.

    California receives only 78 cents on the dollar.

    And New Jersey gets just 61 cents, though it does have a hit reality show.

    The fans of "Jersey Shore" include the younger Daly girl, who expressed some surprise on hearing that Palin is participating in a reality show.

    "You don't want Snooki in the White House," my daughter noted.

    Just imagine the Situation in the Situation Room.

    Only Palin is no Snooki and the Alaska show may actually further what seems to be her ultimate ambition.

    In every state, class is almost as much a factor in our politics as race. The show may help convince even more white working people that Palin is one of their own. The subtext is that liberals are elitists, which is at least partly true.

    Palin clearly harbors hopes that such passions will carry her into the White House.

    If not, she can just go back to Sarah Palin's Alaska and enjoy that subsidy welfare-y thing.
    Last edited by Havakasha; 11-15-2010 at 05:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atypical View Post
    There is nothing necessarily informative about a state having a dem or repub for governor, or having certain programs and connecting that to their financial health. It's way more complicated than that.

    California, for example, instituted regulations/laws/taxation by proposition some time ago. That is a big reason for their current condition.

    Simplistic Evidence= bad.
    Objective Evidence=good.
    More Objective Evidence=better.
    Exhaustive Objective Comprehensive Evidence=best.
    Thank you for pointing out this out to Lloyd. After my post about what a mess CA is, he pointed out that TX was in trouble too. As you may be aware, CA is traditionally a democratic voting state, adn TX is the opposite. I accepted his assertion which was a mistake. TX is way better off than CA, NY, IL, CT, MA or NJ which are all traditionally "blue". I'm glad I found out the truth, but disappointed that he tried to mislead me by mistating the real facts.

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    "thanks for pointing this out to Lloyd"

    YOU presented the simplistic evidence.
    Hysterical. First you post about blue states being more prone to
    deficits and i respond by saying not so fast. So you try to make
    it like you were making Atypical's point, but now you are back'
    to original thesis. Wow.

    You didnt read my last post did you? Of course not.
    Last edited by Havakasha; 11-15-2010 at 11:09 PM.

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    I can't remember every bit of commentary you write here Lloyd. C'mon man.

    At least Atypical had the good sense to call BS on the point. You bit, hence his comment applies to you as well as me.

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    Yes BS on your point about the Blue States. This is your thread isnt it?

    Read and learn.

    Sarah Palin's true reality: 'Free' Alaska is a welfare state that enjoys generous federal subsidies

    MICHAEL DALY

    Sunday, November 14th 2010, 4:00 AM

    After all, we helped bankroll it.

    I don't mean the new reality show.

    I mean the state.

    Alaska gets $1.84 in federal spending for every dollar it pays in federal taxes.

    We in New York get just 79 cents on the dollar.

    Which means we subsidize Alaska even as it enjoys a $2 billion-plus budget surplus.

    Even as New York faces a huge deficit that will require ever more painful cuts.

    And, on top of a budget surplus, Alaska has a special fund drawn from oil profits that doles out dough to every resident annually.

    The check this year is $1,281 for each and every person who has resided in Alaska for a year. Those who die or are born in the midst of a year still get the full check.

    The amount is liable to federal taxation, but that same $1.84 back for every dollar comes into play for the state as a whole.

    All told, oil-rich Alaska tops the list of states that get more back than what they give.

    So, how's that subsidy, welfare-y thing working out for ya, Sarah?

    Apparently, pretty well, as she tells it on her new reality show.

    "I love Alaska," Palin says in the online promo. "I understand the uniqueness of this land. It's about family and community."

    She adds, "I'd rather be out here being free."

    In real reality, Palin quit being governor because it would have required her to spend too much time in Alaska rather than in the lower 48, where she can promote herself and her agenda.

    As shown in the reality show, Alaska has abundant wildlife and vast open spaces, but precious few voters.

    However much or little Palin may like the great outdoors, there is no question that she loves a big crowd.

    Grizzly bears don't laugh or cheer when you tell jokes about mama grizzlies, but those Tea Party crowds sure do.

    Anyway, the only reason she is doing the reality show in the first place is to get paid and appear before a big viewing audience.

    Maybe there will be more reality shows featuring other big names in the Tea Party who call for cuts in government spending even as their home states are subsidized by the rest of us.

    There could be Sen. Jim DeMint's South Carolina, which gets $1.35 on the dollar.

    There could also be Sen.-elect Rand Paul's Kentucky, which rakes in $1.51.

    Compare those states to two that are in financial crisis and suffer an even worse balance of payments than we do in New York.

    California receives only 78 cents on the dollar.

    And New Jersey gets just 61 cents, though it does have a hit reality show.

    The fans of "Jersey Shore" include the younger Daly girl, who expressed some surprise on hearing that Palin is participating in a reality show.

    "You don't want Snooki in the White House," my daughter noted.

    Just imagine the Situation in the Situation Room.

    Only Palin is no Snooki and the Alaska show may actually further what seems to be her ultimate ambition.

    In every state, class is almost as much a factor in our politics as race. The show may help convince even more white working people that Palin is one of their own. The subtext is that liberals are elitists, which is at least partly true.

    Palin clearly harbors hopes that such passions will carry her into the White House.

    If not, she can just go back to Sarah Palin's Alaska and enjoy that subsidy welfare-y thing.
    Today 05:20 PM

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