Goldy, a Seattle based reporter and blogger, did a concise read of where money was being generated and where it was being spread to in Washington state:
A friend of mine is in the Libertarian Party of Georgia. We have regular talks about politics, especially that of his state, where the budget gap has actually been filled due to the help of stimulus dollars from the federal government. When I said that he'd better not tell the Republicans in his state that, he said the party is all rhetoric.
Washington is not an anomaly. Rural states in Georgia also eat all public dollars while hollering about tax paying and fiscal responsibility. At the federal level, this hypocrisy continues in spades as red states dominate the list of federal spending per dollar of federal taxes, with New Mexico, Mississippi, Alaska, Louisiana and West Virginia topping the list.