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Mississippi and Alabama are large net recipients of federal money, and have a history of breaching democratic norms.

A good thing is that by building huge military installations in those states, they become dependent on the federal government, which then has more leverage over them on the democratic norms front. A bad thing is that those states send just as many (or more, proportionally) representatives to Congress as do the richer states, which puts downwards pressure on the democratic norms.

by asdf on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 12:06:09 AM EST
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