Now, the lieutenant governor is no fan of secession — it didn't "work too good the first time," he helpfully reminds us. But he does say a day of reckoning is coming.

“There’s going to come a day, I suppose, when Barack Obama or somebody’s going to say, ‘Tennessee, you’re going to need to help us bail out Illinois, you need to help us bail out California.’ And that’s the day that there’s going to be some kind of reckoning,” said Ramsey. “There’s going to be a day when I think governors say, ‘That’s it. We’re not doing that anymore.’”

“I think there’s going to be a day of reckoning for this country, I do believe that,” he added.

I wonder if, at some point, states like California (which gets 78 cents in federal money for every dollar sent to Washington in taxes) or Illinois (75 cents) will go to Barack Obama or somebody and say "Why does Tennessee get $1.27 back for every dollar?" To be fair, a negative ROI is pretty bad business practice, so shame on you, California and Illinois.

This coming from the guy who

This coming from the guy who said he'd "meet the Feds at the border and give 'em the boot" while running for office in 2010? HA! Hollow words from an empty suit.

And what's more ironic is that he expects a Republican Governor to eventually stand up to the feds. Hopefully that will come to pass, but I assure you it won't be Governor Haslam!

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