Friday, November 05, 2004

 

Deadbeat States

Via Atrios, this an interesting way to look at the election:

Current deadbeat states who went for Bush:
(those getting >110%+ of their tax money back)

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Idaho
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
North Dakota
Oklahoma
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wyoming

Non-deadbeat states for Bush:
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Nebraska
Nevada
North Carolina
Ohio
Texas

Deadbeat states for Kerry:
Hawaii
Maine
Maryland
Vermont
D.C.

Non-debeat states for Kerry:
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Illinois
Mass.
Michigan
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Washington
Wisconsin


Note - that may look like a simple cut-n-paste, but a lot of work went into it.

So what the heck is up with that? I don't have any good theories. Obviously I'm missing something here. But I can safely say that this should drive a spike straight through the idea that modern Republicans have anything to do at all with the ideals of smaller government. This would be an interesting topic to fold into the ideology-vs.-policy discussion.

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