You can ask your mommy a lot of questions, including big questions like this one.
Mommy probably knows the answer to this one, or at least part of the answer….
Probably you do too….
For example, Mississippi is one of the states that sucks up far more federal spending per capita than it pays in federal taxes – and that's big time, Mississippians get almost $3 worth of federal spending and benefits for every dollar they pay in personal and corporate federal taxes. Only two states (New Mexico and Alaska) get more.
De facto, in the simplest terms of pocketbook politics, Mississippians actually love the federal government. In this simplistic view, they should be loving President Obama down in Mississippi.
I wonder why 90% of white voters in Mississippi went for the other guy last November?