Sources: IEEE Spectrum, LLNL, The New York Times
quote: Technically, he's prejudice if he assumes these attributes about people from the south by default, but he's not racist. There is no race called the south.
quote: At the end of the day though, he is correct about money flow. States that vote blue tend towards net loss in under Federal tax and spending while red states tend toward net gain.
quote: Red states OTOH are saying even though the current tax structure helps them, they don't want that help and would prefer moving to a tax system which helps blue states. They're the ones staking the noble position here, not the folks imposing a higher tax on themselves and then trying to blame it on the recipients of that tax revenue.
quote: They're welcome to turn down the tax money coming from blue states and send it back.