All states are not created equal, as this summer's performances in Congress and other political platforms show anew. Some states are pretty great; some are just plain trouble. Take the following three, for example...I'll let you read the rest.
Since Texas is one of those "donor" states, we should do pretty well. Jamie? Not so much. Without the domestic petroleum supplied by those of us in flyover country, Jamie can fill up the tank for her SUV with 100% imported gasoline.
Jamie lives in a DC suburb. What exactly does DC provide that the rest of America needs? I can't think of a thing. Perhaps America would be better off if Washington, DC and the surrounding 30 miles radius in MD and VA seceded. The people residing in Jamiestiehmland are killing the host.