The System Has Been Rigged: How Your Tax Dollars Are Diverted to Bills That Are Against Your Values

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Classifying Abortion as Murder: Taker vs Giver States

Louisiana is about to Charge Women Who Get Abortions With MurderMinority Rule: How TAKER states exploit GIVER State generosity to persecute women

Louisiana also ranks #9 in the TAKER LIST. It gets almost twice as much back from Uncle Sam as it contributes. That money comes from tax payer dollars collected in GIVER STATES and believe in women’s rights to choose.

How do TAKER States pass bills that most tax payers in GIVER States don’t approve of? Like banning abortions even in the event of rape or incest. Or charging women with murder if they get an abortion! TAKER State Senators pack the courts with partisan, conservative judges who allow gerrymandering, voter suppression and dark money to flood politics. Check this map to see if your state is a GIVER or a TAKER? What you can do to counter TAKER States rigging the system?

TAKER States vs GIVER States

Minority Rule: How TAKER States take advantage of GIVER States
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Louisiana persecutes women with other people’s money

“The Louisiana state House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would make abortion a homicide, opening the door for mothers who terminate a pregnancy in the state to be charged with murder… The Constitution also states that judicial power should be vested in the Supreme Court, of course, but that doesn’t seem to be of much concern to the bill’s proponents. The leaked draft of the decision to overturn Roe gave them a taste of gutting reproductive rights, and they can’t help themselves.” – Rolling Stone

Louisiana gets 29% of its funding from the Federal Government (MoneyGeek). State legislators keen to persecute women get part of their salaries from money collected from tax payers in Blue States who believe in women’s right to choose. They should refuse that % of their salaries If they feel so strongly about their bills.

Take action in your state

“Democratic-voting blue states tend to be wealthier and pay more to the federal government than they get. In contrast, Republican-voting red states tend to have less wealth and receive more federal government funds than they pay. In the MoneyGeek rankings, 8 of the 10 most dependent states are considered red states.

If your state receives more than it contributes, you might examine the role the federal government plays in the day-to-day life of your state. Educate yourself, decide how you feel about how your state budgets and spends money and show your approval or disapproval at the polls when you vote. No matter how divided the nation feels politically, states remain interconnected economically, bound to each other through tax contributions and receipts. Participating in the process and voting ensures that your voice is heard at the state and national level.” – Return on Statehood: How Much Value Every State Gets From the Federal Government by Deb Gordon in MoneyGeek

Explaining how TAKER States have rigged the system

  • Details on how much every state GIVES vs TAKES from the excellent Deb Gordon article Return on Statehood: How Much Value Every State Gets From the Federal Government in MoneyGeek
  • This data was mapped with ArcGIS Online
  • A GIF summarizing the issue was created with the free iMovie app using cartoons licensed from Political Cartoons
  • Details on how to register to vote, check voting ID requirements and other details were added from Rock The Vote
How Taker States have rigged the system to persecute women, restrict healthcare, and voter suppression bills.

TakeAway: Make it easier for people to see how the system has been rigged and your tax dollars diverted to bills against your values. What happened to NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION?

Deepak
DemLabs

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Clarence Thomas Ginny Thomas block womens right to choose and abortion rights
Republican packed Supreme Court denies women their right to choose to get an abortion and forces compulsory pregnancies - even in the case of rape or incest.
Republicans block a womans right to choose to get an abortion and the right to vote. No exceptions for rape or incest.
Republicans pack the Supreme Court with conservative, partisan judges.
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Republicans deny women their right to choose abortion
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