You believed the lie started by Reagan about the “welfare queens” populating urban ghettos. The truth is the rural areas are soaking up your tax money. Urban areas pay in MORE taxes and get LESS services than rural areas. In addition to that inequity, the rural areas get a bigger vote in the electoral college. So you can shove your Tea Party up your ass. Story here.
The gap between the two extremes is remarkable. South Dakota, one of the most empowered states in the country, received almost twice the return on taxes as California, the country’s most populated state, while also commanding nearly twice as much power per capita in the Electoral College. If anyone should be declaring themselves the heirs to the Boston patriots who rebelled against the unjust taxation of King George, it’s the big city blue state citizens who are funding a system that by law undercounts their votes.