If not for federal funding, states like OK AL WY MS would be out of business. They survive off of the largess of the blue states like CA IL NY. It is the right wing's M.O.: Do as I say, personal responsibility, live within your means, don't run up credit card debt and look for bailouts, don't ask for handouts, don't burden society with your health care issues. But don't judge me by my actions. I cannot maintain my status quo without borrowing from China, my state cannot survive without subsidies, and those tornadoes. Open that checkbook and write me a check. But those people over there -- the poor --are the scourge of society, they are going to destroy America.