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Old 11-14-2012, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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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

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.

Among those states with large numbers of petitioners asking out: Louisiana (more than 28,000 signatures at midday Tuesday), which gets about $1.45 in federal largess for every $1 it pays in taxes; Alabama (more than 20,000 signatures), which takes $1.71 for every $1 it puts in; South Carolina (26,000), which takes $1.38 for its dollar; and Missouri (22,000), which takes $1.29 for its dollar
Dana Milbank: The Confederacy of Takers - The Washington Post

Yet, if you polled the people in these states they'd blame the dirty, blue state "liburals" for taking all their money.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:59 AM
 
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Dana Milbank: The Confederacy of Takers - The Washington Post

Yet, if you polled the people in these states they'd blame the dirty, blue state "liburals" for taking all their money.
Not me! I want free stuff too! How do I get on the takers side of the equation! I repent, I was wrong, I want to have the taxpayer support me too. Where do I sign up? Is there a "How to Soak the Government for Benefits for Dummies" I can study up on?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:21 AM
 
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As I've posted elsewhere on these pages, it's just a protest.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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Not me! I want free stuff too! How do I get on the takers side of the equation! I repent, I was wrong, I want to have the taxpayer support me too. Where do I sign up? Is there a "How to Soak the Government for Benefits for Dummies" I can study up on?
I hear ya , i just spent most of my life working hard in factories,ya mean there was a way i could have gotten everything i own today for free? the cars,the houses all the stuff.Yeah where could i have signed up for all this free stuff?,
Theres a trashy old trailer park down the road that looks like a bomb hit the place, i doubt the people who live there work,i think they'd love to know where they could get some free stuff as their cars are all rusty old clunkers that probably dont run, their trailer homes dont look fit for human habitation and every one looks like they could use some new clothes, i'd say if any one needs free stuff its them,,,,or are they actually representative of living the life with all this free stuff.? any one want to trade places with them and get all that free stuff?
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