"Makers" vs. "Takers"

Reply Tue 13 Nov, 2012 01:54 pm
From a Slashdot discussion:

This looks like a good place to post this. I took the data from this economist article [economist.com] and broke it down by red vs. blue state according to this map [washingtonpost.com]. This is what I found:

* There were 20 surplus states and 30 deficit states.
* Of the 24 states that voted for Romney, 4 of them had a surplus.
* Of the 26 states that voted for Obama, 16 of them had a surplus.
* Together, the blue states had a net surplus of 2.57 trillion, the red states had a net deficit of 1.50 trillion.
* The average blue state had a surplus of 98.8 billion; the average red state had a deficit of 63.0 billion.
* Four blue states (New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Minnesota) each had a surplus greater than all the red states with a surplus combined.
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2012 01:57 pm
How did Illinois get in the surplus column.
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Reply Wed 14 Nov, 2012 02:01 pm
Moocher class . . . i love that tag. Maybe they should secede. Then they can come begging for foreign aid, and we can give them the bum's rush.
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