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July 30, 2013

Chris Christie to Rand Paul: Hey, My State Puts More Dollars Into the Federal Fisc Than It Takes Out, But Yours Sucks Up More Dollars Than It Puts In

Apparently the statement itself is true, and is usually true for the wealthiest-states-per-capita (California, New York, Connecticut, NJ). It is a true and yet politically-touchy thing to note that many of the more conservative states are actually net-federal-dollar importers.

Of course, it should also be noted that California, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey are directly responsible for growing the size of government (in as much as they reliably elect mostly liberal, statist Representatives and Senators every cycle, and always vote for the statist, socialist-tending candidate for president). So perhaps it's only right that they should bear most of the burden of their political folly.

As Ron Burgandy said, "That escalated quickly."

The primaries will not begin for two years and yet here we are, in nearly full primary mode.

Question: As many conservative states are net-federal-dollar-importers, has Christie wounded himself badly with a whole passel of states?

Or was he never going to win in those states anyway?



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posted by Ace at 05:19 PM

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