"Give Me My Money and Go Away"

A drilldown on hypocrisy.

Paul Krugman discusses a New York Times article that articulates the ratio of money states give and receive to and from the Federal government versus their political philosophy:

So are states that get a lot but don't pay much also states that vote for candidates demanding self-reliance and an end to Big Government? Basically, yes. By my reckoning, 7 of the most dependent states in the sense that they pay relatively little while receiving a lot went for McCain in 2008; only 2 of the least dependent states did.

Maybe a little introspection is called for.

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