You are selective in what you want. On one hand you are upset that you pay taxes and the federal government "redistrubutes" the wealth to areas that you do not agree with. On the other hand, northern states pay more in taxes and get less in return, while southern states pay less and get more. Why should northern states pay for your low tax base? If it works for you its ok. That is the republican way. Talk about talking out of both sides of your mouth.