Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Who Gets The Federal Dollars?

I found this interesting chart from October of 2008 from The Democratic Action Team pointing out how much federal money based on whether a state is Democratic or Republican.  I thought it was interesting because it was before the Tea Party movement and before the really crazy rhetoric started to hit the fan.

Apparently, states with higher concentrations of conservatives get more money back then what they put in while Democratic states give more money then they recieve.



  1. Wow, that's impressive. Especially when the GOP complains about living within their own means.

  2. I thought it was interesting because it was in 2008 before the election and I recall watching an episode of Glenn Beck since where he claimed Democrats were getting more from the government the Republicans...

    This is a simple chart, but I thought it was interesting, and considering the right-wing clamor against the census, I can see these figures balancing out in the years to come... or at least in really conservative teabag districts...

  3. Great find, Kevin. The GOP have 22 out of the bottom 25.

  4. but can i quote the teabaggers - "dont touch my medicare"

    these people are such hypocrites -- cut their federal funds and watch them go nuts

  5. Hypocrisy is alive and well with the teabag right.

    In my opinion, most of these teabaggers aren't aware that they are being manipulated by conservative political elites. They are just being good sheep doing what they are told.

    Glenn Beck says so-and-so is a communist and word trickles down to the teabag base and nobody questions the narrative...

    It's sad.


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