My thinking is along the lines of jettisoning these states from the union, close the borders and only allow those with a recent pay stub from a private company to cross. All the rest can figure it out without my hard earned money.
I hope they have some good work gloves. Those first few days of planting a food garden are hell on tender hands.
Oh Boy, New Mexico is at the top of another (bad) List!
Even if you adjust for the National Labs and military, we have way too many “minorities” who are gaming the system.
In addition, if we are able to make more progress in reducing regulations and taxes, we will be more attractive to more business. Susanna Martinez is working hard, but we have a state senate that is about as useful as the one in washington.
Sounds to me as if we need another wasteful transfer of funds Stimulus to aid these states. The last one was merely a temporary stop gate measure that put off the day of reckoning while permanently adding to the debt, Obama and Reid will be up for it but let’s hope the House stays firm.
Comment by Freddie Sykes — November 26, 2012 @ 3:45 pm
Yep. If they want to stimulate secessionist movements,
promoting State bailouts will do it.
Think about it. Not only have some States’ voters realized that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury in their own States, but they can loot their neighbors’ treasuries.
Talk about taxation without representation.
(What? Ohhhh, yeahhh … From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. [KisPref])
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 26, 2012 @ 4:04 pm
I reside in MS (came back after 25 year absence) , to be closer to parents in their last years — I thought some things would change for the better but it is still so welfare/food stamp dependent that it is scary…A cycle that the Libs/Dems/Commies will forever perpetuate….But there are good people down here still fighting the Battle……
It’s a combination of the high number of folks employed at the two national labs (Los Alamos and Sandia) and the various military bases/test ranges/AF labs–lots of tax money coming in for those good paying jobs, the usual federal bloatacracies, state, county and local employees (way more than is necessary), school districts, etc. added to the folks on the dole (and I hear not too bad a place to retire in some spots). New Mexico has a relatively small population, so it’s not hard to tip the balance.
Yes, and the flight of producers due to the deteriorating business climate–till recently with the new Governor.