In the comments section of my post about "really bad ideas that voters love" someone made a suggestion which was something I had almost included in the post originally. In any case, the person provided the catchy name. I suggest the Democrats first major legislative proposal, complete with press conferences, laser show, hunger strike, whatever, is the "Tax Fairness Act of 2005." This Act would mandate that, within some reasonable margin of error, your state should get as much back from the feds as is sent to them in taxes. It's time to end this kind of geographic welfare!
Current deadbeat states who went for Bush: (those getting >110%+ of their tax money back)
Non-deadbeat states for Bush:
Deadbeat states for Kerry:
D.C. (obviously a special case)
Non-debeat states for Kerry:
[Iowa (not deadbeat), and NM (deadbeat) still not called]
...Look folks, for the record this is a "stupid" idea and not one which either should or will pass. The purpose of it is to:
*Get into the public dialogue the fact that the anti-guvmint Bush-voting states to a great degree prosper to whatever extent they do because of an infusion of money from Kerry-voting states.
*It allows Democrats to run crazy campaign commercials like 'Congressman Elephant voted to give YOUR tax dollars to Wyoming!!!!'
...and yes, people, this post is partially in jest...