You mean "suffer through it" like all the good Michiganders have suffered through one of the worst Governors in the History of our Nation? Who just happens to be a Democrat with almost the exact same policies Obama is pushing nationwide. We need look no further than your State (where I grew up) to see what these policies will bring. I would have thought the Democrats in Michigan would have at least figured that out. Some never learn apparently.
You can discount federal spending for military bases, etc. all you want or consider it irrelevant but the fact remains that the economies of these states are more dependent upon the federal government than states who pay out more in federal taxes than they get in return. This is simple macroeconomics.
Look at a where most of the tea bagger rallies were held. Mostly in states that get more federal money back than they pay in. I think that is pretty ironic and will continue to reiterate this point every time it is relevant.
Thanks for the little diversion off topic again. This was about Texas seceding, as was my post. I am glad you further pointed out what the state would lose if it was not part of this great nation.
Seems like you took the bait from a six year old again. Perhaps you, as proclaimed by many of the other grown up conservatives here, should expand the list of folks that you "ignore". Apparently that is a sign of being grown up.
From the Urban Dictionary:
One who opposes government policy which punishes its productive citizens under the cloak of "fairness" by seizing a disproportionate part of their assets for distribution to the irresponsible and unproductive members of its society. Shawn Hannity, Neil Cavuto, hundreds of thousands of other hardworking Americans (teabaggers) who believe hard work and responsible behavior should be rewarded, not punished by a government to reward the irresponsible and lazy in an effort to maintain its power over the same. "
If you have a problem with some of the other uses of the term you should probably take it up with FOX which has learned to milk a business out of out of the faned populist outrage of millionaires.
Not willing to foot the bill?? Quite a lot of Veterans at those rallies, have you layed your life on the line for your country? The major organizers of our local protest were all veterans as was at least 1/2 the crowd of 500 or so.
You can have your fun calling us all teabaggers with your snickering humor but we all know the liberals are just Obama's Teabaggees.
To evidence the sheltered nature of my own life, I was completely unaware of the sexual meaning of teabagging until I Googled it. I guess that must be a Republican pastime. However, it does seem to me that anyone wearing tea bags on their hats or mailing tea bags to others is inviting the use of that term to describe their activities. To pretend to be outraged when the term is used is to add a whole new dimension to notions of being "PC". Of course, if someone were truly outraged, and not just making a pretense for the sake of argument, dementia might be a more appropriate descripton.