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November 05, 2004

Pet Peeves

Here is one of my major pet peeves in table from corrente. Do most American citizens realize that the richer blue states (NJ, NY, CA) federal tax revenues subsidize the poorer red states (WV, ND, AK)? Check out the chart on corrente and then consult an electoral map. This is one of the most fascinating of American phenomenas - that the blue states, who mostly voted for Kerry (and Gore and Clinton, etc.) end up sending a much larger percentage of their federal taxes to the red states who voted for Bush, etc. And yet the red states, who are allegedly voting on values and moral issues, are the states with higher percentages of divorces, unwed mothers, teen pregnancies, etc. The sheer myth of America, illustrated.


Well - what do you know? It seems that average IQ tracks what states went for Kerry/Bush also (stole from http://attenuation.net/files/iq.htm

Posted by: afinta at November 6, 2004 11:38 AM