Sorry for the hiatus, work called.
There are people in the Red States that do accept some grants and benefits from the FederalGovernment and we have our share of welfare cheats and gamers.
The difference is the reaction to adversity as demonstrated during Katrina and Sandy versus the huge floods in Cedar Rapids, blizzards inColorado and the flood of 1993.
In the entitled areas of New Orleans and the northeast,when disaster happened, looting started.
Not so in the Red State areas. A different mind set. Clean up after trouble or steal someone else's stuff.
Easy to see the difference.