I saw this graphic last week and it gave me pause. It’s from the WSJ, the same publication that gave Op-Ed space to Rush Limbaugh to lay out his own stimulus package.
I can’t seem to get why both Alaska and Texas stand to get so very much of the funds in the House bill and yet those are the two states that are economically ok now. I know that Texas is ok because Gov. Perry says that we are recession proof and we don’t need no stinking fed help, ya hear? And Alaska? It’s the Union’s own socialist welfare state and has been for quite some time.
So. Some numbers.
Aid to States:
And the states that have been struggling the most these past few years, even before the recession? All of them would get less than Texas.
And looking at the per capita is even worse.
It doesn’t make any sense.
And as few seem to understand, states can’t run deficits. They either pay or not. Here’s just one warning — from an Arizona partisan who seems to have a problem with their former gov., but has the overall problem right.