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Cash strapped cities can eat the costs of their negligence.


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Costs from weeks of protests take financial toll on cash-strapped cities across US | Fox News

In Minneapolis, costs related to the protests could hit higher than $500 million.
Portland, Ore., nearly 80 nights of destruction have caused the liberal locale $23 million and counting

Although the total financial fallout from the protests is still unknown, it will likely eclipse the Los Angeles riots in 1992, which until this years was the most expensive, costing the city $1.4 billion

Two days of riots following Freddie Gray's funeral in 2015 caused Baltimore $26 million in losses.

Guess what you guys can eat it.
YOu let it happen, You caused it to occur and did nothing to stop it.
SO guess what? The rest of us are not bailing you out.

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Blue states have been bailing out red states for decades and decades and decades and decades.

If you look at the numbers from the Rockefeller Institute of Government, which tracks how much money each state sends to Washington and how much it gets back, you can see that McConnell’s home state of Kentucky gets a “Bluegrass State Bailout” of tens of billions of dollars every year. For the four federal fiscal years that ended Sept. 30, 2018, the most recent numbers available, Kentucky got $148 billion more from the federal government than the Bluegrass State sent to Washington. Meanwhile, New Jersey got $71.7 billion less than it sent, and New York got $116.2 billion less.

The Rockefeller Institute people, who are polite, call states like Kentucky “getters” and states like New Jersey and New York “givers.” I’m somewhat less polite, and I call the likes of Kentucky “moocher states” and the likes of New Jersey and New York “sucker states,” a term that I got from Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.).

When you look at Page 22 of this report, you see that Kentucky is the biggest moocher state in the country. To be sure — my three favorite weasel words — Kentucky looks like only the third biggest moocher, with Maryland and Virginia leading the list. However, those numbers are skewed because of all the federal facilities and federal employees in those two states. [explanation of where federal wage/contract spending is concentrated] That’s why I don’t consider them moochers.

[tongue-in-cheek proposal that in light of Trump farting on about sending China a COVID bill, the most suckered (blue) states should send the feds such a bill for all the money they sent in that ended up going to red states]


Balance of Payments Portal | Rockefeller Institute of Government

Further reading:

Blue State Bailout? Red State Residents Received Largest Stimulus Checks, And Millions In Federal Aid

AP FACT CHECK: Blue high-tax states fund red low-tax states

The Red State Blue State Battle For Federal Aid

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