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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Chris Christie: Kentucky is “a leech on the federal government”

Zing!  This was the latest salvo in the ongoing verbal slugfest between Chris Christie and Rand Paul (R—Tea Klux Klan).

(As The Rude Pundit once said, Rand Paul’s facial expression always looks like he just finished masturbating on a woman wearing a bear suit.  But I digress…)

Rand Paul accused Chris Christie of having a “gimme gimme gimme” attitude toward the federal government, and called him “the king of bacon.”  And Christie’s response was:

“I find it interesting that Senator Paul is accusing us of having a gimme, gimme, gimme attitude toward federal spending when in fact New Jersey is a donor state, we get 61 cents back on every dollar we send to Washington.  And interestingly Kentucky gets $1.51 on every dollar they sent to Washington.  So if Senator Paul wants to start looking at where he is going to cut spending to afford defense, maybe he should start looking at cutting the pork barrel spending he brings home to Kentucky at a $1.51 on every dollar and not look at New Jersey where we get 61 cents for every dollar.”

Unlike a lot of Democrats/liberals, I don’t hold any sort of admiration for Chris Christie.  Last fall, when he worked with President Obama during the Hurricane Sandy aftermath, it looked like Christie was a real standup guy, putting his constituents’ needs above party loyalty.  But that illusion vanished last month when Christie vetoed a bill that would have banned the use of gestation crates on hog farms.  A standup guy?  Fuck no, just another teabag-sucking corporate prostitute.

In any case, Chris Christie put Rand Paul in his place, and said what needed to be said.  He said what liberal/alternative news sites have been pointing out for years now.  The mainstream “media” has never bothered to mention this, but:

Kentucky does indeed take in a lot more tax money from the federal government than the amount paid to the federal government by Kentucky’s taxpayers.  And this applies to most of the red states.   Google it — this fact has been documented over and over on blogs and “alternate” news sites (and conveniently omitted by the corporate-owned “liberal” media).

In other words:  The number of tax dollars contributed by a state is inversely proportional to the number of slogans about “bootstraps” and “self-reliance” being spewed out by that state’s politicians.

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Blogger jim marquis said...

I love it. The Republican governor of a blue state calling out the money grubbing parasites of a red state!

July 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Few things are a bigger leech than the bloodsucking monster that is the Pentagon.

August 1, 2013 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

I believe the term or tactic is called "deflection" or accusing your opponent of doing what you in fact do.

As for the Sandy get together it was nothing more than a photo op and the likes of Crisco and Gloomberg actually shut down the people who were doing the most good.

August 1, 2013 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: I love it too. I want these different GOP factions to tear each other to shreds.

Randal: If it wasn't for the Pentagon, you wouldn't have the FREEDOM to sit there typing your anti-American vile into the Intertubes.

Demeur: Crisco and Gloomberg -- LOL.

August 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Republicans sucking on the federal tit have a lot to do with our national debt.

August 2, 2013 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: You're absolutely right about that. But the lowly public wasn't supposed to notice.

August 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM  

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