State Budget Deficits vs 2008 Election Results
A couple of interesting maps when you compare them side by side:
With very few exceptions, it seems the states with lower budget deficits (or none at all) are traditionally “red states”. Maybe the ideas of lower taxes, less regulation and free market economy aren’t so bad after all, hmmm?
Most conservatives will probably agree the Republican Party has gone astray, at least to some degree, over the last couple of decades but when it comes to fiscal responsibility they are still doing much better than the Democrats (at least on a state level).
You can view the larger, interactive versions of these maps at the following links:
Where Does Your State Rank? from CNNMoney (click the “State Budget Deficit” tab above the map).