Blue states have the most welfare
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Cheshire, CT

#21 Nov 13, 2012
If you show the data by how much welfare each state collects per tax dollar they dish out... kind of important considering welfare comes out of taxes

1. New Mexico:$2.63
2. West Virginia:$2.57
3. Mississippi:$2.47
4. District of Colombia:$2.41
5. Hawaii:$2.38
6. Alabama:$2.03
7. Alaska:$1.93
8. Montana:$1.92
9. South Carolina:$1.92
10. Maine:$1.78

6 out of the top 10... red states. if you don't understand ratios... maybe you can continue arguing that blue states are the failures...

“A Shot In The Eye”

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#23 Nov 14, 2012
Red states receive the most welfare. They're the least educated--that's why they are republicans.

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

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#25 Nov 15, 2012
FOX knews wrote:
Are you saying that republicans are now voting for Obama ?
I did, as did many other Colorado republicans

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#27 Nov 15, 2012
FOX knews wrote:
<quoted text>LOL..Yea was his welfare base and unions like you..Not much more..
The Real Reason Obama Got Elected
Here’s an interesting plot twister; Republicans made the assumption, incorrectly as it turns out, that voters in states with high-unemployment would kick the bums out. That is, that they’d vote Obama out of office and try to find someone who could solve the jobs problem in this country.
Turns out, the opposite has happened. Voters in high-unemployment states actually like the president, and the reason is obvious; the Federal Government is paying the jobless, extending unemployment benefits, food stamps, and even underwriting disability payments from Social Security.
Think we’re different from the Europeans? Think again. The proportion of Greek men in their 30’s that are working is higher than the proportion of men who work in the United States. That’s what this election was all about. People voted for free stuff, free money, and free benefits. A chicken and health care in every pot.
It’s not just the people who lost money in the recession who are hooked on government money. The total number of people getting government money are rising. In fact, most of what you suspect about entitlements may be wrong. If you think the proportion of people getting government benefits has been stable over time, think again. In 1983, less than 30% of us got help. Today, it’s 49%.
If you think Democrats alone are responsible for entitlement spending, you’d be mistaken. In the last half- century, entitlement spending has grown faster under Republican presidents than Democratic ones.
Think transfers are a small part of the Federal Government’s budget? Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Until 1960, government transfers were less than a third of the budget. Today, it’s two-thirds of federal spending. That leaves just one out of every three dollars for things like defense spending.
So here’s where we are; nearly 200 years after Francis Scott Key penned the national anthem and immortalized the phrase,“Land of the Free.” We’ve become just that, but not in the way we quite expected.
We’re the land of the free because an increasing number of us are getting a free ride. That, my friends, is not the American way.
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WOW I did not know 78 percent of Denver had union jobs.

Francis Scott Key would be a democrat as he was gay.

The popular phrase, is the "As queer as a Key" refers to Francis Scott Key. He was a member of an openly gay drinking club, one of the first to be established in the United States.

Olney, MD

#28 Nov 30, 2012
This thread is so misleading. This list is the biggest states that receive welfare based on size and population but they pay just as much as they receive through taxes. Red states receive the most welfare but many of the them are not big cities. They receive a lot more government money than they put in. If you look at many of those states and look at the median income compared to red states...the blue states have a higher income. Now do your research to see how many of those states give more than they receive in tax dollars. Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, West VA, and Kentucky are in the top ten. I also don't understand how conservatives today like to talk about the Democrat party from the 1800s as if the Republicans today represent the Lincoln values. Many of the Dixiecrats represent what the Republican Party stands for today.

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