Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:31 AM
moobu2 (3,742 posts)
Budget Cuts May Hit Red States Harder
With automatic budget cuts set to trigger on Friday, the White House released individual reports for every state over the weekend, detailing spending reductions in key areas like education, defense, and environmental protection. In an original analysis, BuzzFeed found that the cuts, which represent a proportion of the $85 billion to be slashed from the federal budget, will have greater impacts in some places than others.
In terms of total reductions outlined in each report, the states facing the worst cuts skew heavily Republican. As a proportion of federal dollars received by each state (as detailed in a 2007 study), 11 of the 12 hardest-hit states — and 17 of the top 25 — went for Romney in last fall's election. Many states in the Southeast and portions of the Midwest will experience the worst damage, in addition to Alaska and Hawaii.
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Response to Skittles (Reply #3)
Thu Feb 28, 2013, 09:00 AM
John2 (2,730 posts)
4. You know
many of them did not vote for the president and put in this Republican Congress. I think they voted against their own interests. If you do leave each state on their own, the most tax base come from the most populous and urban areas. Take these red states with military bases. That is a huge part of their economies. North Carolina has a lot of them. If States like New Jersey and California kept all their revenues, they can solve a lot of their problems because of a bigger tax base. States like Wyoming, Nebraska, and Alaska would suffer because of smaller tax bases. That would apply to many Southern States also. And if you really want to cut to the chase, urban areas can operate a lot better without giving revenue to the state governments also. If the Cities of Charlotte, Raliegh and Durham did not send revenues to the state governments, they would be toast. And everyone of them are overwhelmingly Democratic.
Response to moobu2 (Original post)
Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:45 PM
4_TN_TITANS (2,912 posts)
5. I'm not sure how Tennessee made out so well, but to quote Grumpy Cat..
Frankly, people in my state just haven't felt enough Republican inflicted pain yet. With all branches of government here now in Republican control, it's coming and I'm prepared (with many thanks to DU). We've only made it so far because of the excellent shape our last Dem Gov. left it in (Bredesen).