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Do You Live in a “Death Spiral” State?

FrankMP Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:56 PM
I lived in NH originally. It was free up to ten years ago. Now I see where NON Marxist thinkers should leave the state A better life could be had for the compassionate Massholes who took over. Would it not be better if the country were divided and bible carrying, gun toting racist could start over. First thing would be to build a massive wall to keep us in and not pollute Nirvana.

Three years ago, I put together a “Moocher Index” that measured the degree to which non-poor people in a state were benefiting from redistribution programs.

As you can see if you click on the nearby table, Vermont was the worst state, followed by Mississippi, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts.

I confessed that my Moocher Index was a crude and imprecise tool, but it was one of my most popular posts in the early days of this blog. Probably because it was a way of measuring the degree to which people were being lured to ride in the wagon of government...