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  •  This comparison is misleading (6+ / 0-)

    The reason Mississippi gets so much back from the Feds has less to do with pork projects Cochran got via the appropriations process and more to do with entitlement programs and spending on the poor. Poor states don't have as many rich people paying taxes but have more people relying on entitlements like Medicaid, food stamps, Social Security, etc.

    You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

    by Gpack3 on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 02:23:57 PM PDT

    •  And this might be the so-called "logic" (2+ / 0-)
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      in play here.  The folks who vote Republican are gonna screw the ones who get the most federal funds.

      Unfortunately, I'm sure there are a substantial number of poor whites as well, and they may as well end up voting to screw themselves because a black family resides in the White House.

      "The truest measure of compassion lies not in our service of those on the margins, but in our willingness to see ourselves in kinship with them." Father Gregory Boyle, Homeboy Industries

      by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 04:09:37 PM PDT

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    •  Does this include FEMA payments as well? (0+ / 0-)

      Those Gulf States tend to get pounded by weather events.

      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Wed Jun 18, 2014 at 05:18:29 PM PDT

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