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Do You Live in a “Death Spiral” State?

Pistol Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 4:58 PM
Death Spiral states offer a chance for education. Its obvious our low info voters are ignorant or indifferent to the woes of Greece, Spain, etc. They may become more aware if they live in a DS state and things get steadily worse. And if and when the voters in solvent states are asked to bail out their profligate countrymen in DS states, they may become aware of the TINSTAAFL principle. Especially when they are picking up the tab for someone else's free lunch.
OL1 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 5:33 PM
You are really right. Can you believe alot of people voted for Romney even after it was clear that he was a fool without any core values.?
latebloomer Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 8:46 PM
As opposed to the Obama Administration?
OL1 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 12:20 AM
You got that right. That's probably a first for you.

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...