San Francisco values ... the catch-all phrase that Republicans like to toss out to conjure up that conservative bogeyman, the DFH who wants to take away God, mom and apple pie while burning the American flag. Or as they like to call them, Democrats.
If only there were more of them:
A new report on who supplies — and who spends — California's public dollars shows an interesting disparity between the givers and the takers:
Counties that provide most of the state's revenue streams like income and sales taxes reliably elect Democrats, who traditionally want to take more of your money. And counties whose Republican representatives argue most vociferously for social services cuts draw, per capita, the most state aid.
... It also adds new color to the prevailing portrait of poverty for many Californians — it's not fundamentally an urban problem.
Instead, experts say, rural residents would be most affected by the drastic cuts being considered to health and human services programs. The report shows the Bay Area's blue counties are, in many ways, a revenue lifeline for the rural Republican red.
And while Republicans love to blather on about "real" Americans (who seem to only live in flyover country or within sight of Alaska) being screwed over on a daily basis by the government in general and the Democrats in particular, the fact is that both are revenue lifelines for Republicans in California and throughout the country.
So, about those San Francisco values ...