Fascinating article from Seattle's The Stranger. It looks like the real "welfare queens" in WA state are the "Republican" counties! The very ones who tend to vote to cut programs and lower taxes and demand "smaller government" are actually out of proportion in their use of tax dollars per-capita. Can anyone explain this to me? Or is it just another example of right-wing hypocrisy? I wonder if this kind of out-of-balance spending is true nation-wide as well (do "red states" out spend their share of federal taxes?).
Full article here:
Washington's Republican counties depend on Western Washington's money. How can they survive the state budget cuts they demand?