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.