This guy may have something to complain about:
A Republican official in Texas called for his state to separate from the United States and the “maggots” who reelected President Barack Obama in a newsletter he sent out this week.
Peter Morrison, who serves as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote in his post-election newsletter that there was a clear solution to the problem of Obama’s re-election.
“We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity,” Morrison wrote. “But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.”
“Texas was once its own country, and many Texans already think in nationalist terms about their state. We need to do everything possible to encourage a long-term shift in thinking on this issue. Why should Vermont and Texas live under the same government? Let each go her own way in peace, sign a free trade agreement among the states and we can avoid this gut-wrenching spectacle every four years,” he wrote.
A little problem, though. Most of the "maggots" voted for Romney. In fact, of the states that Romney carried on Tuesday only Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska actually sent more federal tax money to Washington, D.C. than they got back.
Generally, the states with the worst return on their federal taxes are the heavily Democratic states in the Northeast, like Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. You can throw California in as another cash cow state whose taxes support the Old South. If Texans can get past the hyperbolic rhetoric they'd do better by encouraging the rest of the Confederacy to leave the Union rather than leaving itself.
Having lived in New Jersey, Massachusetts and California for most of my life, only since I moved to Oregon a year ago have I gotten a positive return on my federal taxes. By following the second link you can see the percentage of return you get for your states's federal taxes.