quote: Too bad they need money from the other states just to operate.
quote: We need higher taxes, or have to completely eliminate programs like health insurance for children.
quote: In 2005, California only got $0.78 (NY $0.79) in spending for every dollar it gave to the federal gov't in taxes. In fact, most of the blue states did. For you to say 2009 has so radically shifted the balance is baseless speculation.
quote: Look, the fact is that CA and NY pay significantly more to the feds for the benefit of the nation than they get back, so anyone complaining about other states giving money to socialist CA should STFU. Your cost of living argument is a red herring.
quote: I'm just saying people should stop making BS claims that CA "needs money from other states to operate". They're like kids with an allowance complaining that their mom asked them to buy some makeup for her with "their" money.