–Which state won the America’s Got Stupid contest?

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which ultimately leads to civil disorder.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
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Which state won the America’s Got Stupid contest?, and how was it judged?

How about a state government that refuses to accept free millions or even billions of dollars from the federal government — money that would go directly into the state economy? Which state believes it has no use for an extra billion or two?

Or, how about a state government that intentionally costs hundreds of thousands of its own residents free health care?

O.K., those are really stupid. But how about the residents of those states who repeatedly elect the guys who are costing them the billions of free money and health care? Now THAT is stupid.

So to answer the question, “Which state won the America’s Got Stupid contest?” here is a list from The Washington Post article titled: Study: Refusing Medicaid expansion will cost states billions of dollars

By refusing to expand Medicaid, Texas will forgo $9.2 billion in federal funding in 2022. Florida, another state that has said it won’t expand Medicaid, stands to lose more than $5 billion.

Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia will all forgo more than $2 billion in federal funding, while Louisiana, Oklahoma and Wisconsin will miss out on more than $1 billion.

Both Tennessee and Indiana, two states that have yet to formally decide whether to expand the program, face losing more than $2 billion in federal funding if they decide against expansion.

State Net loss of federal funds
Alabama 943,000,000
Alaska 229,000,000
Florida 5,038,000,000
Georgia 2,862,000,000
Idaho 297,000,000
Kansas 950,000,000
Louisiana 1,655,000,000
Maine 294,000,000
Mississippi 431,000,000
Missouri 2,249,000,000
Nebraska 738,000,000
North Carolina 2,591,000,000
Oklahoma 1,264,000,000
South Carolina 807,000,000
South Dakota 224,000,000
Texas 9,217,000,000
Utah 719,000,000
Virginia 2,839,000,000
Wisconsin 1,848,000,000
Wyoming 166,000,000

The above states have three degrees of stupid:
1. Refusing billions they and their citizens need.
2. Denying health care to their own citizens.
3. And the citizens are stupid for electing these guys.

And the winner is . . .

Congratulations, Texas and Governor Rick Perry. Based on the total dollars you will cost your citizens, and the illness you will cause, and the voters who elected you, it looks like you’ve won the “America’s Got Stupid” contest.

But wait. Perhaps those numbers alone don’t tell the story. We may have a new contender.

The Times Picayune
Louisiana sues MoveOn.org over Bobby Jindal billboard
By Lauren McGaughy, 3/15/14

Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has been locked in a pitched battle with the group (MoveOn.org) for weeks, unsuccessfully calling for it to take down the billboard that is currently up on the I-10 coming into Baton Rouge from Port Allen.

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O.K., Dardenne has positioned this as a “protected service mark” dispute.” But as Keith Werhan, constitutional law professor at Tulane University Law School said, “The government can’t legally silence those who are criticizing them.”

So Louisiana has one additional stupid:

4. Stupid for filing a lawsuit that not only is stupid, but calls attention to their other three stupidities.

So the question remains, does Texas’s losing $9.2 billion and its other 2 other stupidities, outweigh Louisiana’s losing $1.6 billion and its 3 other stupidities?

Hmmm . . .

(Full disclosure: I come from Illinois, where we routinely elect crooked politicians who then are sent to jail. Stupid us — but we are taking the federal government’s money).

So which state takes home this prize?

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Ah, maybe I’ll just keep it for myself.


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Monetary Sovereignty

Nine Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Provide an Economic Bonus to every man, woman and child in America, and/or every state a per capita Economic Bonus. (Click here) Or institute a reverse income tax.
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone. Click here
5. Salary for attending school (Click here)
6. Eliminate corporate taxes (Click here)
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
8. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)


10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt

No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports

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As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the lines rise. Federal deficit growth is absolutely, positively necessary for economic growth. Period.


7 thoughts on “–Which state won the America’s Got Stupid contest?

  1. “…a state government that refuses to accept free millions ….”

    Do you think they’d take the money if Romney was president? Or Maybe they really feel there’s no free lunch.

    A house divided cannot stand (an African American president).


  2. Florida is a home to “Stand Your Ground” laws, making it legal for you to shoot and kill anyone whom you believe is a danger to you.

    However, no such protection exists for someone who merely shows a gun to frighten off the danger. That will get you charged with “aggravated assault,” and it’s worth a mandatory 3 years in prison.

    And heaven forbid you fire your gun into the air to scare off the danger. In such a case, you will be sent to prison for 20 years (Really).

    So, if you feel threatened in Florida, and you have a gun, make sure you shoot and kill the threat. Don’t just wave your gun or fire it in the air.

    The additional advantage to killing the other person is, afterward, you will be the only one to testify.

    I suggest this should give Florida an extra point in the contest.


    1. I think the bigger the ‘gap’ gets the more likely the victim gets the blame and the more chaotic the judicial system becomes. Otherwise real justice would have no choice but to point in the direction of thee perpetrator, leading us back full circle to the gap and the eke-onomic system itself.

      So it’s deflect, twist, smoke, mirrors, reverse logic, black is white etc., protect the power structure at all costs, crush We-the-People, retain the status quo, change is bad unless of course it’s my ox that’s getting gored.


  3. “elect crooked politicians who then are sent to jail”
    we’ll never send Scott Walker to jail. Or Raindance Rick. Or Chris Christie. Or Bobby ‘we need to sell our suck better’ Jindal.


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