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Subject: Re: Michigan sends ´shock waves´ acros Date: 12/12/2012 6:50 PM
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That's a laugh. It's folks in the BLUE states who earn most of the money and pay most of the taxes, and the folks in the RED states that collect most of the government assistance. Look it up. There have been numerous articles about this recently.

Who's doing the work again??


There's a problem with this "analysis". Let's look at blue states Illinois, California, and New York. Know what they all have in common? Large ports and large financial hubs.

liberalism didn't put deep water ports in place and liberalism didn't put Chicago at the end of the major trade corridor to the Midwest. Geography did. liberalism also didn't decide to place major trading and financial centers in those locations either. That sprang up as money sought to co-locate with trade.

Those states are true blue, true. Know why? Those two natural advantages mean they can afford their blue state social model( ...oh, sorry. Maybe they can't.). It also means they'll be home to a lot of high paying jobs by virtue of the NX and trading hog bellies. Lots of duties, taxes and other goodies to collect there not to mention lots of other high paying jobs to be spun out of.

Contrast that to states like Idaho that don't have deep ports nor does have a huge financial center in it.

The point? liberals like to crow about places like Seattle and San Francisco. Well, guess what? Those cities are where they are IN SPITE OF the best attempts of the blue governments there to screw them up. East St. Louis, IL and Detroit, MI are your shining examples of what happens when you combine 1 party idiot rule with the golden goose laying the eggs dropping dead.
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