As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Friday, April 17, 2009

Chris Matthews Hits The Donor State Issue

Wow, this is actual journalism on cable news. Chris Matthews just replayed Tom DeLay's comment that Texas gets back 70 cents for every dollar it gives to the federal government in Texas. Turns out they get back 94 cents. And the top 10 donor states are all blue, while 8 of the 10 states that take more back in taxes than they receive are red. Somehow, these "whiners" (Matthews' words) want to bitch and moan about how much they give to Washington in taxes, when the argument is much stronger among those states like California, New York and New Jersey.

This is almost never brought up on national television, and the wingnut forced to respond decided to change the subject, of course. But the fact is that the blue wealth-creating states have been dragging the asses of the red states for a long time, and it's really about time this gets some proper attention.

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