Matthews: Of the states that give more in federal taxes than they receive, the donor states--the ten that pay the most in taxes compared to what they get back they're all blue states--states that voted for Obama. And 8 of the 10 states who take more than they give are red, republican states who voted for McCain.
TPJ: So who are the welfare queens now Republicans? Stop whining about tax and spend because most likely if you live in a Republican state you'd be screwed without that tax money coming into your state. Paying taxes is the price of being a citizen in one of the most advanced, wealthy, pro-business, highly attractive to entrepreneurs and smart students, high standard and quality of life states in the world.
If it wasn't for having the amazing luck of being born in America these folks who make $250,000+ a year wouldn't have that terrible problem of having to live in that income tax bracket. Oh it's such a hardship!! Now they will have to sell one of their three homes!! I mean, life is not worth living without that ski condo in Aspen. All they are left with is the villa in Tuscany and the mansion in Orange County. THE HORROR!!!
I am nearly choking on the irony here that the states who bitch about paying taxes the most get the most in return for those taxes!!! The rest of us are going about our civic duty paying our taxes with the understanding that it's the dues for being in the club. Conservatives seem to love the Sam's club to stock up on supplies and you have to pay a due for that club so how do you think you can be in "America Club" without having to pay your fair dues? And I don't mind paying more in taxes to help the states that need more help, which happen to mostly be Republican. I don't want to shaft fellow Americans even IF they are Republican and/or Conservative. This is America--we take care of our own.
I don't know how many times I have to go over this but I will again for the sake of repitition being the only way some people learn, "If you are paying more in taxes chances are you can afford to pay more in taxes. If you're making $250,000 a year I don't think you're wondering how you're going to make next month's budget. You have plenty to spare and the rest of us get a tax cut--that's like 90 something percent of us so if you don't make $250k or more then your taxes won't budge so sit down and chill out. No one is coming after your wallet except to put some more money in it.
So you Republicans who enjoy whining about federal taxes and federal spending should pay attention to this statement, which pretty much sums up this post: "The people who have the most complaints have the least to complain about." That's you in those 8 out of 10 Republican states. Why aren't those liberal states who pay the most complaining? Because they know that taxes are essential to a strong America. Oh the irony from the Republicans just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.
Yesterday it was Rick Perry, Republican Governor of Texas talking about secession from America!! Does that mean that we can invade them for the oil? Oh that would be irony at it's Texas best--especially for "W." Other irony being that as my friend from Left of Centrist says, "How ironic that some in the party of Lincoln (The Republican Party) are now calling for secession." Where were the pitchforks when you guys [Republicans] double the national deficit? Where were your tea bags then?
PHOTO: I chose the picture at the top of the post because I found it especially disturbing. Please people, don't involve your kids in these kinds of things--politics is a messy, often ugly, confusing, stressful process for adults. Kids shouldn't be burdened with this kind of stuff--let them drop their signs and go play. Let them be kids.
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