States wanting to Secede from our evil Socialist empire took millions in federal money, rank highest in income inequality

November 15, 2012
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In ironic news today: Petitions began popping up after President Obama won over Republican candidate Mitt Romney. All the states petitioning to secede from the United States that obtained enough signatures to elicit a response from the White House — with the exception of Alabama — were some of the largest recipients of federal funding in 2010.

 

 

 

 

ABC reports:

Census records show that six of the seven states that amassed more than 25,000 signatures on their petitions to form independent nations in the past week took more than $10 million in revenue from the federal government that year.

The seven states – Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina – took more than 23 percent of all federal revenue allotted to the states that year.

Missouri also received $11 million and has collected more than 29,500 signatures, but the electronic votes are divided between two identical petitions, disqualifying the state from receiving a White House response.

Those same states also rate as having the highest percentage in income inequality according to a new report released today. 

Let’s just look at one of them.  Ah hell, let’s go for two.

Rick Perry’s Texas:

The average drop in incomes among the bottom 20 percent of households over the last decade went down by 10 percent, while higher earners — the richest 5 percent of households  – have average incomes 14.3 times as large as the bottom 20 percent of households and 4.8 times as large as the middle 20 percent of households.

Bobby Jinda’s Louisiana:

While the poorest households have seen no change in income — after decades of widening inequality, Louisiana’s richest households have dramatically bigger incomes than its poorest households.

The richest 5 percent of households have average incomes 14.1 times as large as the bottom 20 percent of households and 4.5 times as large as the middle 20 percent of households.

According to the report, and via dialogue during a conference call in which FreakOutNation participated in, the study’s analysts conclude that the jaw dropping disparity between the classes can be remedied.

As reported here, the amount of revenue the states pull in can effect income inequality. In bad times, they tend to raise sales tax. Revenues are still 6% below recession levels. Once we see revenue, income taxes will be cut. By preserving progressive taxes, we can restore services. Maryland raised their taxes to aid education funding. Compare to Kansas, which afforded a large tax cut.

Workers: Assistance for job care, health insurance. When workers via the Affordable health care Act have access to health care, they are more productive.

State minimum wage needs to automatically adjust.

All states face growing inequality. Governors and legislators, can help their states grow. Education, indexing minimum wage, etc.

In short, that evil Socialist faction that they hate — which they deem as Socialism — could save these states from further disparity.  Adjusting minimum wage automatically — the same minimum wage which some Republicans would want to eradicate completely — could turn them around. But, go on, secede — just pay us the money you’ve been afforded through federal dollars first, mmkay?

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  • Marcia Yates

    If everyone who signed all of those petitions were serious about not being part of the United State, let it be so. Effective immediately, they are entitled to no public services, schools, military protection or use of currency. Let each and every one of them be the head of his own little city state with no fiscal or diplomatic ties to the United States. No passports, no military, no police, fire or military protection, no right to use public roads or other public facilities. Let them all pack up and leave! We’d be better off without that tiny percent of the population bringing the rest of us down. If they try to secede as a group, they should be dealt with by the United States government the same way it would deal with any other foreign attack on the country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Madwriter Danny Adams

    If anyone wants to see how much money each state got just from the Recovery Act alone, you can go to recovery.gov. Offhand I don’t see any Red States that refused the money.

  • Timknowsit

    Turn off your televisions (vile evil vision noise) and unplug your HD antennas For the next three months or longer. See if you notice anything different in the first week. I don’t/won’t own a tv and haven’t had one for over three years. A lot of people do a lot of talking But because they rely on their job/money, status etc. That is all they will ever do. our govmn’t doesn’t want us to evolve or grow. Why do you think the HD Box became federal Law? Once the media is cut off from knowing who is watching what, The socialists might want to intervene. Hmmm… The wealthy collide with the wealthy that made them wealthy. Sounds like sweet music to God’s ears! Pastor T.K.

  • Colleen Eerie

    Seem to remember the last time something like this was started it was over the abolishment of slavery….seems to me the theme is the same, folks have just realized not calling it what it is gets those who’d be the new ‘slaves’ to agree to it!

  • Fed Up

    Pay the federal dollars back first? Really!!? How about asking the federal government to pay back the tax payers for all the money back they used to bail out GM? How about the millions of stimulus dollars wasted on solar energy companies that languished at best then failed. Get your facts straight before you speak.

    • MaineGeezer

      Um, as I heard it, the federal gov’t loaned GM money, and got paid back — at a profit, I believe.

      • http://www.facebook.com/brenda.sparks.9 Brenda Sparks

        Um,ok, where did that money go? Not back to the tax payer.

  • Fed up with Repubs

    How un American these states are…and if I hear about that propaganda movie 2016 again…get over it already!! Why don’t we just work together? What is so friggen hard about that?

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