Blame FDR and LBJ for ‘Moocher’ Paradox in Red States (Bloomberg)


In this opinion piece, Professor of Government Dean Lacy writes on Bloomberg that the so-called “Moocher Myth” mentioned recently by Republican candidate Mitt Romney is actually backward. Lacy writes that, although proponents of the myth say that people who vote for Democrats depend on government programs, in fact, starting with the 2000 election, “the states that have benefitted the most from federal spending have voted Republican. Those that pay the most in taxes per dollar received in spending vote Democrat.”

Read the full story, published 9/19/12 on Bloomberg.

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