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  •  All of these southern states that vote (11+ / 0-)

    Republican every election are welfare states that take in more federal tax dollars than they put back into the system.

    I think it would be awesome if they left. We could build a wall and they could have their very own private Somalia down there while the rest of us thrive.

    Good riddance low IQ racists, bigots and homophobes. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

    Chicago--Proud Home of the 1907-08 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

    by Jeff Y on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 12:01:10 AM PST

    •  We could refer to the economic migrants (0+ / 0-)

      as Cottonbacks or Yellowbacks and make them carry ID papers and pay them below the minimum wage scheme real citizens are afforded.
      It's so sad to be them.

      Avoiding Theocracy at Home and Neo Cons Abroad

      by UniC on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 03:57:21 AM PST

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    •  the reason they take in more... (1+ / 0-)
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      contrary1965

      is due to progressive policies. Sure, there's irony in the situation but the only way to take away most of that imbalance would be to get behind conservative policies.

      I understand the frustration, however. States like IL and CA would wipe away their deficits overnight if they got back $0.95 for every $1 they send to D.C.

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