Atrios flags some Pennsyltucky crank wailing on about the poors in Philly taking all the money from the hard-working real ‘Murcans.
We have these kinds of assholes in Western New York, too. I don’t know about Pennsylvania, but in New York, anything north and west of Westchester is basically subsidized by New York City and its suburbs. Yet the moron conservatives up here are always crying in their beer about how our taxes would be lower, our economy would be taking off and everyone would be dipping their toes in the lemonade springs, if only we could separate ourselves from the rest of the state.
In addition to getting the economics ass-backwards, I always wonder how these guys have the stones to spin their hard-luck tale of oppression and victimhood while pissing on the challenges facing anyone who isn’t white, male and over 50.