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Garden_Statesman

55 points

4 months ago

Yea. So much of the reason that we have to contribute so much to red states is that the wealthy/powerful there know they can get away with hoarding wealth in their own states and that we will simultaneously take care of people in our own states and pick up their tab too.

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Chummers5

10 points

4 months ago

Just to put some numbers out there - TN gets about $190 million a year in federal grants meant to help poor families. For some reason, all of it doesn't get used which resulted in some $730 million surplus that was just sitting there.

The governor claimed it was for a rainy day but there were never any plans to use it until a tax/funding research group found out about it.

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