Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Confederacy of Takers

Dana Milbank brings up the best reason to let the whiny-ass Red states form the world's newest third-world nation.

President Obama’s opponents have unwittingly come up with a brilliant plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” They want to secede from the union.

If Obama were serious about being a good steward of the nation’s finances, he’d let them.
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Red states receive, on average, far more from the federal government in expenditures than they pay in taxes. The balance is the opposite in blue states. The secession petitions, therefore, give the opportunity to create what would be, in a fiscal sense, a far more perfect union.
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Yet would-be rebels from the red states should keep in mind during the coming budget battle that those who are most ardent about cutting government spending tend to come from parts of the country that most rely on it.

Unfortunately, we'll be here when you come crawling back, bitches.

5 comments:

herlanderwalking said...

Sadly, nobody will let them go. Pity.

Gordon said...

A pity indeed.

Anonymous said...

Well, damn, I'm in the North Carolina mountains and I don't know where I could move to but... I think the U.S. govt should not only agree to the 15 states secession but INSIST upon it. Only moderate effort could make it happen well before Valentine's Day.

Then the U.S. can get really serious about border security and visas for visitors from foreign nations.

I could entertain myself like this ALL day long! :)

Jay in N.C.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

That's a good column and inspired a limerick yesterday. :)

Gordon said...

Is it any wonder why I love you, Mad?

(signed) The guy in your rhododenra :-)