Who is in Romney’s 47 percent? People living in red states, to start…(and senior citizens, college students, and members of the military too.)
It is a well-known fact in most political circles that a large amount of “red” states get more federal funding than they pay in federal taxes. While the reasons for this are many, and it’s not necessarily a negative thing, it does highlight Republican hypocrisy, as they are the ones who are supposedly advocating for a weaker federal government, and are very critical of what they refer to as “distribution of wealth”. Well guess what? that’s exactly what this map is showing.
As someone who lives in a blue state, and a state that pays more to the federal government than we get back (California), I do not have a problem with this. So why do Republicans?