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Sick of everybody saying Obama only won because of people voting themselves paycheques.
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Not sure what your point is since half the top ten states your article listed are blue and the other half are red. Plus if you spell paychecks as 'paycheques", I have to wonder if you're even a US citizen that voted.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2285959/postsCalifornia has more welfare recipients in this program than the next eight states combined! States with a total population of 95.8 million.
1. California -- 1,226,362 recipients -- 36.8 million population 2. New York -- 252,434 recipients -- 19.5 million population 3. Ohio -- 178,652 recipients -- 11.5 million population 4. Michigan -- 154,985 recipients -- 10 million population 5. Tennessee -- 138,744 recipients -- 6.2 million population 6. Washington -- 122,477 recipients -- 6.5 million population 7. Indiana -- 117,987 recipients -- 6.4 million population 8. Texas -- 114,258 recipients -- 24.3 million population 9. Pennsylvania -- 113,826 recipients -- 12.4 million population
^ I think it would be more telling if it told per capita welfare recipients instead of raw numbers. Here's a link I found. I don't know where they get the data, but it looks like a mixture of red and blue states (and Guam).
Yet California still sends just about as much money as it receives from Federal taxes. In other words Southern Republicans aren't paying for California welfare queens (or Northern ones or that matter).
Here's a broader picture http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/give-take-small-final.png
And yes, I am Canadian - therefore can't vote, but am happy with the outcome because it does mean better relations between our countries.
You're all lunatics..
Basing your argument on something posted from Addictinginfo.com sourced from MotherJones.com is like listening to a conservative arguing something is true because he heard from Limbaugh.
This country will never find itself as long as long as we continue to put halos on those who believe in what we believe and horns on those who have different opinions.
When you look at the per capita federal spending by state(and DC) 7 of the top 10 went blue this year. Average per capita spending in blue states $13,565. In red states it was $10,938.
You guys can argue until you are blue or red in the face all you want! If we Americans don't figure out how to stop spending money like a drunk sailor on leave, WE ARE GOING TO BE IN THE BOAT GREECE IN IN!.
I believe many drunk sailors would take offense at your remark, They stop spending when they run out of money.
"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." Benjamin Franklin.
America got the leadership she deserves, I say this not as an obama supporter, but as a man who weeps at the sight of what his beloved country has become. I will continue to work hard to instill in my family and friends the ideal that hard work should be rewarded and that idleness and sloth should not be. We can no longer look to our "leaders" to lead us. If this nation, or indeed any part of it are to survive, it will be up to YOU and ME to save it. So get to work, and for the sake of all mankind, take a controlling interest in your children's education. They are the vanguard that will hopefully rebuild what we let fall into disrepair.
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Source: www.addictinginfo.org via aleger on Gentlemint