From Madison:
It would be safe to say that most Republicans think that it is morally wrong to take wealth from the rich and redistribute it to the poor. It's also a safe bet that most Democrats think that Sarah Palin is rather stupid. A recent study by economist Gary Richardson of the University of California, Irvine should cause partisans in both camps to change their assumptions. Professor Richardson found that Alaska gets $1.64 back for every dollar it sends to Washington. It appears that Sarah and her fellow Alaskans are laughing all the way to the bank.

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