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Ted Nugent Is Right, You Guys, We Do Have A Problem With Makers And Takers

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Commentary | Ted Nugent’s post-election Twitter rant has been one of the biggest stories on this site this week, with a country divided revealed in the comments on Dan Evon’s earlier post on Nugent’s remarks.

Ted Nugent, as hateful as he comes off to the left, seems to speak honestly for many on the right in the wake of the election. Makers and takers, conservative media fumed, the productive class and the entitlement class seemed to decide the vote on Tuesday in the minds of many.

And Ted Nugent and his ilk are right, it would appear — there are very well makers and takers in this country, a productive class of makers and an angry, lazy, selfish bunch of takers … it just seems that we actually have our media narrative on the issue, at least among conservative talking heads, all wrong.

The very voters Nugent seems to speak for in his rant — and let’s be frank here, angry conservatives — are largely concentrated in certain states.

And the so-called red states, which consistently swing for candidates that decry welfare and listen religiously to voices like Rush Limbaugh about makers and takers, are the most likely to take more money from the big federal kitty than they put in.

red states and welfare

In short? The makers are in the blue states, by and large, voting for President Barack Obama. That doesn’t even take into account the number of large corporations that lobby against Obamacare and paying fair wages, that cry into their tea when anyone tries to shut their casinos yet allow the federal government to subsidize their businesses through bailouts, handouts and food stamps for their underpaid employees.

While big companies like Walmart game the system to keep workers in poverty, we pay the cost of Always Low Prices in the way of food stamps and Medicaid for their legion of employees. We picked up the tab for the housing market orgy as the architects of it walked free and far, far wealthier than they had been.

It’s time Ted Nugent and his followers take their statistics medicine and face the truth — we are a nation of makers and takers, and we are fed up, but it seems we will no longer tolerate the finger-pointing by the guiltiest of us all.

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342 Responses to “Ted Nugent Is Right, You Guys, We Do Have A Problem With Makers And Takers”

  1. David M. Patton

    As a conservative I know there is a huge problem with the "takers", however, Nugent is a retard and doesn't speak for us normal Repubs. I wish Nugent, Gingrich, Rove and the other extremists would vanish from the political scene. It gives our party a bad image. Just my point of view though.

  2. Anonymous

    Dave try to refrain from using the term retard to describe a pompous draft dodging a## that he is!

  3. Barry Meyer

    As a Democrat David I must tip my hat very well said ted needs to go "hunting" as if hunting fenced in animals is considered real hunting and never return to civilization.

  4. Barry Meyer

    As a Democrat David I must tip my hat very well said ted needs to go "hunting" as if hunting fenced in animals is considered real hunting and never return to civilization.

  5. Anonymous

    Nugent is absolutely as ridiculous and stupid as the Donald the Clown. Because he is a nobody in music he has to spout right wing hate to get noticed. He is as insignificant to music as a cock roach crawling around in the geology of the earths age. In other words not even worth mentioning, yeah I'm not putting Cat Scratch Fever on any list with Yesterday or Bridge Over Troubled Water.

  6. Steve Paige Davis

    he should be angry-he supposedly has only days/weeks to live if his racist hate mongering comments from several months ago meant anything. Considering this guy was happy to 'take' his freedom without having to 'make' any sacrifices for it as so many others did in Vietnam, he can kiss my ass. This deadbeat dad has never sacrificed anything in his life other than animals and his ability to be taken seriously.

  7. Tres Morgan

    This chart is pretty accurate. It has NM listed as #1 and as a Red state. I can tell you, NM did not lean RED in this election. It as if you guys don't even bother to check if your story goes along with the "facts" you are using to support them.

  8. Jean Goodrich Norton Jr

    karl rove and rush limbaugh were thinking.
    that they new what was causing the stinking.
    but it turned out to be.
    it was him – it was he.
    who were so full of s#it.
    with their speaking.

  9. David Bartholomew

    Well put Sir…I just wish the Republicans in charge would quit pandering to the dollar and elect someone to run that REALLY has an idea of what is going on…Ron Paul anyone?? Cheers!!!!!

  10. Anthony Wells

    Your party ignoring the true conservative "extremists"' is what cost it the election. How did that whole thing about laughing at Ron Paul's supporters work out for you at the RNC? I have news for you. Your arrogance just helped send this country down the toilet.

  11. Anthony Wells

    Oh, another "if you don't like Obama, you are racist" idiot….just what we need in this country.

  12. Stephen Arnold

    Nugent — Just play guitar and keep that BIG mouth shut !!!!!!!

  13. Melanie Readal

    Nugent's just pathetic. I think the gun powder has caused some damage to his gray matter. Poor thing is prone to babbling about nothing important more and more these days.

  14. David Phipps

    Here's an idea. Balance the budget. You take the amount of money the goverment brings in from taxes, do a budget that doesn't spend more then is coming in. Math… what a concept!

  15. Peter Boucher

    Being a staunch liberal Democrat, I would love to see a meeting between these two people. Ted Nugent and Fred Phelps Sr. that would be a good one. I may not like Ted's mouth both on and off stage. But there is no denying about how great of a guitarist he is. In fact one of the best in the world. I've been a fan of his for 35+ years now and it will go to my grave with me. Keep Rockin' Ted, just be careful with your choice of words about the President regardless of what your political affiliation is.

  16. Fred Dissmeyer

    Yes, and I suppose we're all now supposed to bow to the Muse of Sarcastic Limericks for that inspired, clever piece. Problem is, Jr., that it does NOTHING to add to a productive dialogue on how to tackle this country's looming problems and political gridlock. If you and your party spend as much time on thinking of creative and positive solutions to our economic woes that threaten all of us, we'd be that much closer to a compromise.

  17. Justin Wray

    Did anyone bother to notice that this study is based on data from 2004? Lord only knows what it truly looks like now……almost 9 years later.

    And these figures are so simple to "debunk". For some states, the federal government is spending a lot of money in that region to buy a product. In Alaska…….oil. The people there get a monthly stipend. So, more money going in than is coming out. You urban folks got all that traffic that runs on fuel, right? For others it's farm subsidies. Because you folks in the urban areas gotta eat, right? Hint, the food doesn't come from a store. It comes from a farmer. And yes, I know there is plenty of farming in Blue States, as well, but my point is still valid.

    Also, if the federal government hadn't regulated the hell out of everything, people in the rural red states could actually create businesses…….which would create jobs…….which would create revenue…….which would create a surplus of money coming out of the state vs. money coming in. People in these rural areas live on little to no incomes. I see it every day. Familes pooling together just to scrimp by. I've lived in one of the most heavily populated cities in the U.S……Houston, TX……and I can tell you that people in the urban areas wouldn't last 2 weeks in rural areas.

    It's common sense, people. This study isn't anything like you think it is on the surface. Bottom line, back off federal govenment. Let the people create businesses, jobs and the economic climate all on their own. Defend our borders and maintain federal highways. Otherwise get the hell out of the way. Everything the real American does is in SPITE of the government, not because of it.

  18. John Thomas

    Nugent is right about makers and takers. A perfect example of this is that the people who want to raise taxes on the rich the most are the ones living on the "governments" money. They know that it's the rich who are robbed to pay for all of their "free" stuff.

  19. Anonymous

    Is Bernie Madoff a taker, how about the CEO's taking millions in bonuses but the real producers get laid off. You are right Ted about makers and takers: just make sure you are talking about the right makers and the right takers.

  20. Steve Palfy

    David, If there were more conservatives like you in congress, there would be less divide—I just know it.

  21. Raymond 'Wolf' Ritzmann

    Ted Nugent is a has been. It's always sad seeing someone like him trying desperately to remain relevant.

  22. Michael Evan Mann

    I find it so ironic Nugent pictured here is combat fatigue I am not oposed to Republicans just chicken hawks like Nugent, he is nobody anyone should look up. Please read the whole article I have posted here and judge for yourself from the words of the man who Wango Tangoed his way out of the draft. High Times: How did you get out of the draft?

    Nugent: Ted was a young boy, appearing to be a hippie but quite opposite in fact, working hard and playing hard, playing rock and roll like a deviant. People would question my sanity, I played so much. So I got my notice to be in the draft. Do you think I was going to lay down my guitar and go play army? Give me a break! I was busy doin’ it to it. I had a career Jack. If I was walkin’ around, hippying down, getting’ loaded and pickin’ my ass like your common curs, I’d say “Hey yeah, go in the army. Beats the shit out of scuffin’ around in the gutters.” But I wasn’t a gutter dog. I was a hard workin’, motherfuckin’ rock and roll musician.

    I got my physical notice 30 days prior to. Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin’ and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin’ kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered shit, little jars of Polish sausages, and I’d drink the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. Shit, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up.

    See, I approached the whole thing like, Ted Nugent, cool hard-workin’ dude, is going to wreak havoc on these imbeciles in the armed forces. I’m going to play their own game, and I’m going to destroy ‘em. Now my whole body is crusted in shit and piss. I was ill. And three or four days before, I started stayin’ awake. I was close to death, but I was in control. I was extremely anti-drug as I’ve always been, but I snorted some crystal methedrine. Talk about one wounded mother fucker. A guy put up four lines, and it was for all four of us, but I didn’t know and I’m vacuuming that shit right up. I was a walking, talking hunk of human shit. I was six-foot-three of sin. So the guys took me down to the physical, and my nerves, my emotions were distraught. I was not a good person. I was wounded. But as painful and nauseous as it was – ‘cause I was really into bein’ clean and on the ball – I made gutter swine hippies look like football payers. I was deviano.

    So I went in, and those guys in uniform couldn’t believe the smell. They were ridiculin’ me and pushin’ me around and I was cryin’, but all the time I was laughin’ to myself. When they stuck the needle in my arm for the blood test I passed out, and when I came to they were kicking me into the wall. Then they made everybody take off their pants, and I did, and this sergeant says, “Oh my God, put those back on! You fuckin’ swine you!” Then they had a urine test and I couldn’t piss, But my shit was just like ooze, man, so I shit in the cup and put it on the counter. I had shit on my hand and my arm. The guy almost puked. I was so proud. I knew I had these chumps beat. The last thing I remember was wakin’ up in the ear test booth and they were sweepin’ up. So I went home and cleaned up.

    They took a putty knife to me. I got the street rats out of my hair, ate some good steaks, beans, potatoes, cottage cheese, milk. A couple of days and I was ready to kick ass. And in the mail I got this big juicy 4-F. They’d call dead people before they’d call my ass. But you know the funny thing about it? I’d make an incredible army man. I’d be a colonel before you knew what hit you, and I’d have the baddest bunch of motherfuckin’ killers you’d ever seen in my platoon. But I just wasn’t into it. I was too busy doin’ my own thing, you know?

  23. Dave Frank

    How is he a deadbeat Dad??? liberal psycho boy.. This guy has done more for his community and kids than most idiots who say they have.. W

  24. Dave Frank

    How is he a deadbeat Dad??? liberal psycho boy.. This guy has done more for his community and kids than most idiots who say they have.. What have you done besides run your hateful retarded liberal hole..

  25. Calvin Farlow

    We want the best for this Country…Repubs and Dems….Nugent is not one of them who wants that!!! He is a terroist…his way or no way!!

  26. Dave Frank

    Shut up moron.. I love the cowards on the internet.. He has more brains and smarts than you will ever wish you had.. Gutless is right in your case.. Be a man and say it to his face..

  27. Eric Etzold

    ted is anything but gutless and is not a deadbeat dad. anytime one faces down a gun welding person is not gutless,u on the other hand would wet your pants

  28. Vinnie Papperelli

    Get used to it Ted, we live in a nation where you can smoke someone's dick on the street, but you can't smoke in your own home. Still think there's a chance?

  29. Jennifer Petrosino

    Or shit his pants like Ted did, to avoid the war. I am pretty sure that anyone here would not have a problem saying anything to Teddy's face. I don't travel down to Big Foot, swamp people country. Too busy handling things in New York. We have real issues here.

  30. Anonymous

    What are the federal dollars these states are getting? Is this ONLY taking into consideration what a conservative would call welfare money? Or are you factoring roads and bridges and federal money for education or perhaps in military spending for military installations? This article is way too vague and is merely a shot-gun liberal media blast. Is taxfoundation.org an unbiased source? Are 2005 sources really relevant 7 years later? BTW, New Mexico is a BLUE state sitting at number one.

  31. Eric Etzold

    ted owns thousands of acres,no cages,makes his own food and clothes just like the american indians did,got a damn problem with that,school boy.

  32. Anonymous

    Classic liberal propaganda. For those not brainwashed by the liberal press, here are some facts about the chart above.

    The latest from the head of the Tax Foundation:

    "Because of the high deficit spending we’re seeing at the federal level, it’s likely that every state is currently receiving MORE in federal spending than its population paid in federal income taxes," Morrison said.

    There ya go, liberal liars n the press.

    No onto the OLD graphic above….

    1st, The graphic is almost EIGHT years old, just a snapshot in time and nothing more. Things are always changing.

    The graphic defines Republican states as "those that have voted Republican in a PREVIOUS presidential election." Because the data is from 2005, that means states that voted for George W. Bush in 2004, which is a larger number than voted Republican in 2008 and 2012.

    In the 2008 election, SIX states in the right-hand chart above and THREE states in the left-hand chart switched from Republican to Democratic, making both charts more heavily blue. In Tuesday elections two more states switched.

    Also of GREAT importance is the fact many of the margins of victory per state are quite narrow (often within just 1%-3%). In fact, a dozen or more states can be characterized in most elections as swing states, which would be more appropriately shaded in purple instead of Red or Blue.

    Jesse Erlbaum, the creator of the chart above, said he the chart uses old electoral data hasn’t been updated by subsequent posters.

    Erlbaum: "It's definitely true that choosing a different election cycle and basis for assigning red versus blue will produce different results," he said. As for the age of the data, Erlbaum said, "I would love to see an update of this report."

    The gullible liberal minions believe anything their precious media spoon feeds them.

  33. Jack Hickman

    Robert, you're a liberal piece of shit. All you liberals need to acquire some balls and some intelligence.

  34. Anonymous

    tullp he is talking about the right makers and takers. Madoff was crook, so what? There are crook in all walks of life. Fact is it's usally the takers that not only take the makers taxes, but robs their homes too.

  35. Anonymous

    Yeah Steven, you know the guy, you know all about his personal life. You're just a typical liberal idiot so obviously envious of successful people. Ted Nugent farted away more money last month than you'll see in a lifetime, and it just eats you up inside.. poor little liberal you, a failure. Oh, and shave your silly beard, you look like a creep.

  36. Anonymous

    Eric Etzold so, whats that make him? I do all that, and I don't spout pointless hate drivel out into the world. He's a friggin musician, and he's part of the Republitards problem, too much mouth and not enuf brains..

  37. Barry Meyer

    Dave and Eric do some research will ya Ted engages in whats called "canned hunts" look it up. School boy? LMFAO how 6th grade of you Eric. Dave i guess when you have not a leg to stand on you resort to personal attacks and name calling. Typical keyboard tough guy

  38. Jeff Estep

    illegal alians and free stuff, lost jobs to forien workers. That's why we see so much unavailable to US citizens.

  39. Rodney Crain

    Ted Nugent always blunt and to the point but really everything he has said is pretty much true from what I read on twitter. Sorry some people just can't handle the stone cold truth!

  40. Papa Bray

    OK Sparky you keep that head in the sand as the World goes passing by, because it will. It is OK with America that this version of the GOP DIE and quickly! You nut wing haters do not represent anyone of intelligence that I know! That should be embarrassment enough, but, no you have to let Teddie, Hank Jr. and Allen West speak for the lot of you. Shame on the lot of you.. Romney was a HORRIBLE candidate.. Wake up! We need the Real GOP BACK! Not this perversion called the fleabaggers. Those people suck! OUT LOUD!

  41. Carol Near Schreck

    Taking money from the Federal govt does not mean that they are getting welfare money. This is another liberal BS story designed to stoke the fires and divide people. The people that listen to Rush are not on the welfare rolls in general.

  42. Anonymous

    Ted is a taker and a shltter…. he shlt his pants for a week to avoid nam and he now claims to be a maker? Maker of crummy second rate rock music… I have heard better at teen rock fest in LA… I hate this mouthy guy.

  43. Anonymous

    there are two kinds of people. Those who think there are two kinds of people, and those that know better.

  44. Elaine Kootstra

    Did anyone notice this data is from 2004! Red, blue, makers, takers…8 year old stats…really?

  45. Greg Novak

    You had something until the WalMart rant. At least you understand that the liberal architects of the housing crash got away unscathed.

  46. Kim LaCapria

    Walmart is a problem, though. We subsidize their low prices. Low prices aren't free. They offered new hires welfare applications. Let's do the math, shall we?

  47. Brian Novak

    Ted has one agenda….and that's Ted! We all know the man is one of the most arrogant extremists you'll ever meet. And yes….Ted does shoot fenced in deer on his ranch in Texas and he did the same in Michigan. I don't consider that hunting at all. Ted has done a lot for our hunting rights, I'll give him that. Ted should be banned from the Outdoor Channel for being so "Non Patriotic". What branch of service did Ted serve? To all my fellow serviceman out there…Happy Veteran Day…..

  48. Thelma OHouilhan

    This coming from the guy who crapped in his pants to avoid being sent to Vietnam. My husband served there while Nugent was at home smoking pot and chasing women. Frankly, I put absolutely no credence to anything this wing nut says and it wouldn't matter if he was on the far left instead of the far right. He has no clue and needs to keep his ignorant mouth shut.

  49. Thelma OHouilhan

    Well said David Patton. Unfortunately, our party has been associated with the Nugents, Trumps, Jacksons and Roves of the world because they are the most rabidly vocal. And as such, people look at us as loonies bent on division. The hatred I hear being spewed out of the mouths of people is astounding.

  50. Daniel Mey

    Heh, this is exactly why they teach you "Statistics don't lie, but statisticians do." When speaking of "who" is on welfare, the democrats go by sheer numbers, rather than percentages, to say whites are far more likely to be a welfare recipient–even though out of 10, only 1-2 whites will be on welfare, while for blacks it jumps to 4-5. And now for this graph, they conviently switch tactics, going for a weird type of percentage. If you really believe Illinois spends less government money than Arizona you need to see the Wizard and ask for a brain.

  51. Brian Novak

    Sounds like a typical finger pointing republican comment. Steve you are exactly right on Ted…..he is a washed up has been and is just trying to promote himself. Dave you talk just like Ted…..another fricking idiot with a mouth……go whine to someone who gives a damn. What branch of service did you serve in Davey?

  52. Mike Havas

    Mr Nugent was speaking of individuals, not states. A country can't long survive with more people on the dole than providing.

    Facts regarding INDIVIDUAS:

    47% pay no federal tax.
    The top 10% of wage earners pay 74% of all federal receipts.
    16.3 Trillion national debt = 90,000 for every man women and child in America owed to someone.
    Federal Tax Receipts FYE 2012 = 2 Trillion.
    Spending FYE 2012 – 3.2 Trillion.
    Medicare Spending FYE 2012 = 990 Billion.
    (Congress when enacting Medicare in 1965 did a studied and said Medicare spending would be 18Billion by 1988. It was 180 Billion in 1988).
    Unemployment Spending FYE 2012 = 85 Billion.
    Food Stamps FYE 2012 = 45% US Population.
    Defense Spending FYE 2012 = 600 Billon.
    Social Security Payees for each beneficiary 1930s: 300 to 1. No 2.5 to 1.

    None of this is sustainable. None of it.

    And you have a class warfare president on the basis if all these problems who has solved nothing in 4 years.
    The dumbing down of America is complete. And he leads the pack. Not that republicans are that much smarter…

    Retrospectively you all might like to own a few of Mr Nugents ranches to live on and guns to protect yourselves for what could be coming if some adults don't show up in Washington and start fixing these problems.

  53. Daniel Mey

    The data is manipulated–as any statistics teacher will show you, you can make almost any graph look the way you want. When the democrats want to claim more whites than minorities are on welfare, they go with sheer numbers, rather than percentages. For this, they jump to a weird percentage, and don't differentiate the types of federal money–the graph makes no distinction between federal highway dollars and federal welfare dollars. Not to mention that the populations in the democrat states are not only higher, but denser–allowing for a more effective means of doling out money and programs by means of simple geography alone. The fact that the country's most corrupt state, Illinois, performs as one of the best states on this list should be a glaring clue.

  54. Daniel Mey

    Also, there is no distinction between "valid" government spending, such as building a highway, or the "takers" on welfare. If the graph was used to measure only welfare federal spending (like they are trying to make you believe), you would see an entirely different graph.

  55. Daniel Mey

    Kim LaCapria This graph is ALL federal spending, not federal welfare spending. Places like Arizona need highways and public transportation that places like Illinois don't need or already have.

  56. Chris Larson

    Listen up Steve ya big dummy, I hardly think a "racist" would bring inner city black youth to his ranches to teach them to hunt and learn about the outdoors.
    He has done far more for the poor then many of your liberal friends.

  57. Mark Russell

    I quit listening to ted when he wrote wango tango, arguably the worst song ever written.

  58. Michael Cotter

    I was wondering why the media never talks about the radical left wing of the Democrat party? You know, the communist and socialist. Look up the NPR radio interview with Gus Hall in the summer of 2000. According to Hall "the communist party and the democrats now see eye-to-eye on every social issue".
    By the way, why do the reds in the US use the blue color? Throughout the rest of the world, the color blue is used by conservitives and the right since the French Revolution. And the color red has been used by the communist since Karl Marx days.

  59. Edward Barclay

    Eric Etzold You and DAVE should get your head out of your azz, then go poubd sand up there. Talk about deadbeats..you two are the winners.

  60. Jim Jones

    Anthony Wells I voted for obama in 2008 and i wish i had not he is a liar if that makes me a racist then so be it he is the idiot and you are an ass

  61. Brad West

    lil' early for negative Mark… just sayin'. How bout we wake up and post how awesome Rush is.. our society is consumed in hate. And I can't stand it

  62. Armin Gollannek

    fredgingerale
    And you know about his personal life? So tell us does Ted have a split personality disorder or is he just plain crazy and should seek mental help? If the guy is a nice dad his sure is not setting a good example for his children or community. Ted and his ilk are the prime reason this country is divided, It is time you do your part, get educated, get a job, get a life.

  63. Brian Novak

    Dave….Ted was a draft dodger. He also went bankrupt years ago because of his stupidity. Ted is a coward and has to carry 3 handguns to protect himself. He is exactly why you fools didn't win this election. Maybe he should run for the next president and you could be his running mate……your the moron.

  64. Diana Bostic King

    By the way Alaska residents don't get a monthly stipend… They get a once a year dividend check that is generally less than $2000. It's based on how well the state did that year.

  65. Brian Saunders

    fredgingerale: ol ted did what he could to avoid going into the military and go to vietnam…and now he is "all patriotic"…he is a fkn coward with no balls

  66. Robert Meyer

    Were YOU in 'Nam asshat? Don't make the reference unless you even PUT ON THE UNIFORM! Where do you get this "dead beat Dad" BS? YOUR state is the "model" for LIBTARD FAILURE!

  67. Robert Meyer

    Barry Meyer quote, "My father married his sister but it DIDN'T affect me!"

  68. Robert Meyer

    And all those Hollywood elites that you LIBTARDS take so much credence from are just ACTORS!

  69. Chris Larson

    "Ted and his ilk are the prime reason this country is divided" wrong again Armin. This country is divided because of a liberal agenda and a complicit media. The phony war on woman and middle class ring a bell?
    The upcoming tax increases that are going to weigh the middle class down are on Obama's watch.
    His healthcare overhaul is the largest tax increase ever!!

    "Ted and his ilk" preach personal responsibility and being able to take care of ones family. I am sure its something you learned at "The School of Hard Knocks"

  70. Robert Meyer

    "BALANCE THE BUDGET"? Obozo hasn't had one pass in THREE YEARS! BOTH parties shot the last one down UNANIMOUSLY! A MARXIST SOCIALIST belongs in the Kremlin, NOT the White House.

  71. Anthony Wells

    Typical Liberal Idiot…want to silence someone you don't agree with. Where are the men in this country? You got just enough b—s totalk big on the computer, but that's about it. We don't have to keep our mouth shut. Maybe you should find a country without a bill of rights…..Oh wait, We will have one in a couple of years under Obama who wipes his ass with the Constitution.

  72. Anonymous

    I remember the Ted Nugent I grew up with. Bragging about how he dogged the draft, smearing chunky penut butter on his arse, not sleeping for three days, then taking speed before going to the draft board. Typical 2 faced Republican.

  73. Kyle Bachman

    Oh…so you have to serve to be partiotic??? When you accomplish half the things Nugent did for him communities. Then speak.

  74. Anthony Wells

    I always am amazed by the so-called Liberals who want to silence everyone who does not agree with them. What is "liberal" about that? It's ok, you got your dictator…I mean president, so you won't have to worry about that pesky Bill of Rights or Constitution soon. The nation is falling and it's doing it by design. If this agenda isn't stopped, you may all end up on the same side of the razor wire as some real Americans who tried to warn you. You bunch of nutless cowards will just let it all go down the toilet. I'm sick of being silent. I'm sick of worrying about offending someone. If all I have to worry about is the opinion of a bunch of half-men keyboard warriors, I'd be ok. The problem is we have a Marxist in the White House, because half of America is too sorry and lazy to want to make this a better place. They think this savior is going to miracle their ass into prosperity…That whole savior thing was tried once in the 30's and it didn't end well for millions of people…..I can almost hear the cattle cars being loaded up.

  75. Anonymous

    LaCapria believes what she writes…and that is scary. "Makers come from the blue states"? reference? In fact blue states harbor the biggest batch of welfare recipients which means takers…and they do not put back into the system. Nugent may be extreme, but he definitely speaks the truth, unlike the article writer.

  76. Daniel Donaldson

    This study is completely flawed. The largest population centers will always show they make "more money" than the rest due to basic laws of economics, but It doesn't nullify the fact that the middle and upper class are buried with oppressive taxes that are given to an ungrateful Obama voter base.

  77. Anonymous

    Jim Jones actually the guy you spouted at AGREES with you. it is in how you read it.

  78. Anonymous

    Barry Meyer I did look it up…he HUNTS. So did you vote for the American destroying Obama? you are one of those takers arent you?

  79. Ray Clark

    Sound just like Bill Cliton, He did the same but you never say any thing about that do you . Bobing for apples is what Gay Men do in the bathtub ?

  80. Mark Russell

    oddly enough brad, i saw ted in jan. '79 and then rush came to town a few weeks later. rush was another reason i quit listening to ted. they were intelligent, uber talented and didn't write misogynistic songs that objectified female body parts. and yeah, we are a country divided but ted's hate speech isn't going to help with that.

  81. Anthony Wells

    What's racist? I don't believe Ted said one racist thing. I'm waiting for the racist quote any time. I didn't vote for Obama, am I a racist now? Oh God, I live in a rural area too, must be a racist right? I sure wish all of us poor white country people weren't so racist. I don't know you and you don't know me so how do you know if I'm racist or any other person is racist unless they actually say some stupid racist crap. I'm a patriot, not a racist. Are you a racist?

  82. Anonymous

    Wow, more evidence of the dumbacrats mental inabilities. Really, statistics put together by CNN in 2004 is your source for argument. PLEASE.

  83. Anonymous

    Wow, more evidence of the dumbacrats mental inabilities. Really, statistics put together by CNN in 2004 is your source for argument. PLEASE.

  84. Ray Clark

    We would rather see all of you Die and Slowly . I don't think for one minute I know it all about these FOOLS and I damn well know you don't either and all I had to do is read your comment !

  85. Gina Pointon

    Update your data!!! NEW MEXICO WAS BLUE IN THE 2008 & 2012 ELECTION! Not only is this totally incomplete but also INNACCURATE and almost a decade old! It isn't like you can't access more recent data. I mean there was an election and a census more recent than this! I am not a big Ted Nugent supporter but please bring actual facts to a factual argument.

  86. Anonymous

    First off, the one thing you Republicans had better learn is this. The ways and policies of the past will never be again. Let me repeat this to you. The WAYS AND POLICIES OF THE PAST WILL NEVER BE AGAIN! The days of self centered-its all about me-I got mine arrogant attitudes is crushed. No more shall the right wing and the elite blame the poor and middle class for taking food stamps and unemployment benefits without consequences. YOU WONT BE ELECTED. Its that simple. We as a nation will demand a fair and equal system of Government that DOES BELIEVE in social issues such as Non Profit Healthcare for all its citizens. And if you on the right and healthcare workers think that you are going to continue to get rich off of the enormous charges for being sick then you had better think again. WE WILL CONQUER YOU-EVEN IT MEANS WAR=AND A FIGHT TO THE DEATH. If you think we are not serious then you had better think again. No more shall the right wing vampires feed off the blood of the poor. There is no incentive to keep you healthy, only to keep you sick and bankrupt or worse yet-DIE! As for all of you who chew the fat and gravy of the right, and who thinks that it will never happen to you. Then you are all fools! And when it does happen you hypocrits will be the first ones in line at your local human services dept.

  87. Michael E Atkinson

    While calling more than half the USA whores and pimps, Ted should make right on his threat to be in jail or dead if Obama wins. When this is accomblished Ted, I will listen to you rant. Until then you are what you made yourself; a lair.

  88. Brad West

    I here what you're saying Mark, I really do. Ted is a native. He's a country man— lives off of it… I really do believe, though, that his political stances are very much indeed true. I honestly do. It isn't hate speech, it's the truth.. I would like to talk to you more about it…. call me

  89. Donald Otis

    Stop being so mad Ted ( You big cry BABY)get over it , you don't know what you are talking about. YOUR BOY MICKY LOSS the election. Move on and try making some better music then that BULL-S–T you been playing.

  90. Gina Pointon

    Also, the article you posted in defense of your inaccurate data includes SS & Medicare in that. We PAY INTO SS and Medicare last time I checked. So if the elderly move south and collect the benefits they paid all their working life into they are counted as a "taker in Florida" and a "maker in say New York" I grew up in Florida and that is a VERY common scenario. They paid in in a northern state and moved to a southern state to retire. So this data is even more skewed than your original post. Maybe you should write articles for something that doesn't require a lot of thought or research. Try following the Lohans or Honey BooBoo because this seems to be out of your depth.

  91. Anonymous

    Daniel Mey Finally, someone who sees that liars can figure and figures can lie.

  92. Byron Williams

    If you voted for Romney, you're a taker. Problem is you don't see the problem. Takers are funny like that. The only thing more ignorant is people who think they are Republicans, HA!. If you don't have 20 million in a bank in a country with lose banking laws, you sir are no Republican. Well not like them anyway. They laugh at you because you think you are a Republican. News flash, your not on their radar and they wouldn't piss on you to put you out if you were on fire and burning. Yeah, people are fed up and much to the takers chagrin, not nearly as stupid as they would like to think. One person, one vote. It's about all many people have that hasn't been taken…………not yet. I'm sure they are working on that……

  93. Seymour Freely

    I just read a poll which said that 10% of those polled did not know what the "fiscal cliff" issue facing the country was all about.

    That is why little barry is president…again.

    Voters are ignorant so they vote stupidly.

    Then look at the majorities of certain demographics groups that he won and it really underscores the ignorant and stupid support label that barry has.

    On average, Americans vote stupidly, and those that voted for barry are more ignorant and act more stupidly than the average American.

    I'm disgusted with the American voter, not the politicians….except barry, he's just a pig.

  94. Ray Clark

    We know your BOY won, but we will never stop or SHUT UP until people get their senses back . Just thought you would want to know !

  95. Ray Clark

    Not one comment about any of you running to JOIN the Army or any other branch so none of your comments mean anything , any of you would have did the same thing!

  96. Billy Jennings

    why would anyone care what a
    MORON who by his own admission didn't bathe while pissing and shitting in the same pair of pants for a month to avoid service in Veitnam

  97. Chris Readinger

    You screwed up Virginia. It should be a blue state in the takers category. That being said, Nugent is still an idiot who's only claim to fame is a rock song about STDs.

  98. Anonymous

    Here's something. I work for State Govt. at the AZ State Capital building, surrounded mostly by Republicans who DESPISE Obama. Almost every car in the parking lot has Tea Party emblems, and a mix of borderline racist, and definitely negative slogans that I have to read every day. I don't dare let on that I disagree with their divisiveness, supposedly talking about politics at all might cost any person their job. But since most people there are cops, ex-cops, ex-military and the like, one parties political discussions are tolerated. I have often been told by most people that they don't even like Romney, they HAVE to vote Republican based on their ideas of what being a Conservative means.

    The day after the election, people were sending emails marked for every person in our agency talking about things like, how this country is going to fall apart because people voted only because they want "things" and money, and that's all an Obama voter cares about.

    Here's a little secret. There is a selfish reason I voted for Obama.

    Right now there is a cure for some people with immune deficient diseases like Hepatitis, HIV, and AIDS. I suffer from Hepatitis B, the most deadly form of it. With no warning signs, I could develop liver cancer, and most likely it would be too , late for me at that point and it would be a death sentence.

    There are trials scheduled to begin in 2014 for this radical cure, and there is a great chance that I am a strong candidate to rid myself of this dreaded disease.

    In speaking with doctors, people in the Insurance Industry, and other afflicted people like myself online, I discovered that in the previous form of Health Care in this country, there was NO incentive to cure people of diseases like mine. There is more profit to continue treating people like me than to cure us. But, as long as "Obamacare" continues, it would remove the incentive for Insurance companies to profit off of the illnesses of others, and more money could be spent on curative processes.

    So when people tell me that I am just being selfish, because I am voting for a chance to live a normal life, heck, just to live! And that they are the true Americans because they are voting to save this country from selfish people like me who only vote for Obama for handouts, they are basically saying that they don't care if hundreds of thousands of people's lives don't matter. We can all die, as long as Republicans win, that would be what's best for the country.

    And I am the selfish one.

  99. Mike Kroft

    LOL if you look at a map of the United states, you can see that obama, lost the majority of every state, its only because he won the blue counties, that he's president. those in the blue counties are racist, they voted for obama, BECAUSE he is black and because they've made government handouts as a way of life. in the grand scheme of things, it really doesn't matter, since this nation has been on its way down the tubes for a long time, morally and ethically. might as well let obama finish us off, and maybe we can start all over again from scratch.

  100. Imogen Bennett

    Ray Clark and Eric Etzold, the fact that you defend this type hateful and distorted view of reality coming from a man like Ted Nugent just tells me how desperate your party has become. It seems you'll back anyone who subscribes to your particular brand of irrational nonsense even if it is an irrelevant hate mongering fool with absolutely no basis for his claims.

  101. Marcia Colpitts

    I know we have an issue with the people in our country that believe welfare is a way of life and has been for them throughout their family tree. It has become a way of life, however there are people out there like me and mine who work hard every single day to etch out a living and struggle financially, not because we are lazy, or feel entitled, or because we are uneducated, things have changed in the world and all of us are stuck until enough people decide to try to change things.

  102. Kathleen Mayo

    a little liberal fag like you needs a good ass-whippin.to bad you could'nt take one.bet you would'nt say that to ted face to face.

  103. Craig Clark

    I like many of us, have grow tired of the Gop. All they seem to really care about are the tax cuts for the rich. And I agree with many of the posters here that the party has been hijacked by extremists, The Super rich, and religious wackos.

  104. Kathleen Mayo

    you know your stuff. don't forget about the 20 billion dollars a year in cash and weapons to pakistan.

  105. Christine Lewis

    First of all, Conservatives are not "largely concentrated in certain states". If you looked at the map of this election and as to how each county in the U.S. voted.. it is 90% 'red'. In California where I live.. it is me who struggles with a small businesses and pays an enormous tax burden. Meanwhile, both my two close girlfriends (who are raging Liberals).. have not worked or paid any taxes for 25 years. They both live off their rich 'evil, greedy, Conservative ex husbands. With their beach houses and Porsches.. they lament about 'the poor' while contributing NOTHING. They don't even donate blood.

  106. Glen Wisneski

    Barry Meyer Why don't you try to get him yourself Barry? I suspect your a taker, I mean talker…..

  107. Christine Lewis

    First of all, Conservatives are not "largely concentrated in certain states". If you looked at the map of this election and as to how each county in the U.S. voted.. it is 90% 'red'. In California where I live.. it is me who struggles with a small business and pays an enormous tax burden. Meanwhile, both my two close girlfriends (who are raging Liberals).. have not worked or paid any taxes for 25 years. They both live off their rich 'evil, greedy, Republican" ex husbands. With their beach houses and Porsches.. they lament about 'the poor' while contributing NOTHING. They don't even donate blood.

  108. BJ Clinton

    If you want to read the truth about welfare, go to CNBC's website and search for "Biggest Welfare States in the US". Of the top 15 states, Tennessee was the only state that voted red in the 2012 presidential election.

  109. Anonymous

    I hear you DMP, you sound like a reasonable and rational person. Unfortunately there will always be someone like Anthony Wells who insists on embarrassing himself by openly expressing extremely exaggerated political views. Sure everyone has their opinions, and the ability to share those opinions helps make this is a great country. So Uncle Ted's off his meds again, so what, it happens all the time; he's an entertainer what do you expect?

  110. Mark McMurry

    Interesting that author of this spins it as Blue states are the makers, spending more than you take in is hardly being a maker, I imagine if you look at the states that are the most in debt and incapable of balancing their budget it will also be the blue states.

  111. Anonymous

    Nug, your an idiot and an assh*le! Michigan/Detroit was my home and your a disgrace to both; shut the f*ck up and go kill some animals. They're all you do now, in your demented state.

  112. Anonymous

    Anthony Wells – people like YOU are the reason your party lost the election. Try a little harder not to nominate a deuche bag next time…idiot.

  113. Anonymous

    At least get facts right. The graph shows New Mexico, Virginia, Ohio, and Nevada as being Red State, but Obama won them. I suppose that's what you get when you cite a blog that uses 2004 election data and 2005 tax data to prove a 2012 point. Plus many of those Red states have Democrat governors (or had them at the time of this study almost a decade ago). Journalism is dead.

  114. David Cary

    What stands out to me about this chart is, as dated as it is, 2/3 of the states were already receiving more than they were paying back then. I fear the ratio is even worse today.

  115. Mark McMurry

    Ted also sings, he can't do that with his mouth shut. If you don't like his opinions no one is twisting your arm and making you listen to them or read about them now are they? You must part of the tolerant left.

  116. Keith Hopkins

    Let's get something straight. The left's problem with Walmart is not it's wages, but the fact that it is not union. We are not talking about highly skilled college graduates here. We are talking about people that unload trucks and put groceries on shelves. Store level retail is not going to pay high dollar wages regardless of where you work. I started Walmart at $3.50 and hour and left at $55,000 a year. The savings that Walmart give to all customers far out weigh the small percentage of non union workers that make an average of over $10 an hour.

  117. Anonymous

    I find this article funny, in that it is complete bullshit. The "taker states" are also those that have the smaller populations you freaking twit. the author of this article is nothing more then an uneducated moron. And is also twisting numbers and facts. Because lets face it, where do the real welfare dollars go? Michigan, California, New York, Mass, Florida, And Washington, They take the most in REAL WELFARE, Not imagined Fed Dollars for roads, and other projects. Real Actual Welfare dollars, Too bad the author is a deceitful liar.

  118. Anthony Wells

    cdbeckm59- I didn't choose the nominated candidate. The reason we lost is the RNC treating Ron Paul and his supporters like 2nd class citizens. That cost them the election….That's great for you isn't it? You got your Marxist dictator back in office. Does it feel wrong to you yet? Is that why your panties are in such a knot? Did Obama leave a bad taste in your mouth or are too brain washed to even see him for what he is. I love how you couldn't wait to show your ignorance. I didn't choose Romney, but at least I don't think he would have sent us further down the toilet…At least now that's a guarantee, we can all prepare for it. Keep on showing your intelligence….it just proves the flouride is working.

  119. Anonymous

    This article and its associated statistics (leftists once again citing "math", but spinning it, so that it loses its purity) is proof of nothing except to demonstrate the level to which a left-leaning journ-o-list will go to try and score a political point through deception. Take Louisiana, for example. Ever heard of Hurricane Katrina? Was the left shouting at the time that the federal government should not send any money to storm-ravaged Louisiana, or was it actually that the left was shouting the loudest for it? This is when Louisiana had a democrat governor, and the president of the United States was a republican. See? Manipulation.

  120. Anonymous

    If you replace the phrese "In short?' in the third paragraph with " I am about to make a wildly ridiculous generalization that has no bearing on reality with outdated statistics that don't reflect the current actual relative makeups of these states or the country at large:" tha accuracy of his article will markedly improve.

  121. Anonymous

    A tactic now used quite brazenly by the good ole' angry left is to take a situation that is obvious to anyone who can see and to simply declare just the opposite is the truth.

    Nice try. Doesn't work. Good luck with that though. ; )

  122. Don McGee

    Ted being a sex addict is still trying to impregnate anyone silly enough to lay down with him and his dead animals. The south should be granted their independence and seceded from the union, as I for one would not miss their confederate flag or ideas that it represents. It is 'one earth, one mind' not 1st, 2nd, 3rd worlds and mindlessness that some in the south would spill blood to protect, perfect examples of why retroactive contraception should be the rule and law. Ted Nugent is a screaming lunatic of the worst kind and should be hunted down and fed to the remaining animals he has not as of yet slaughtered for fun and folly. I would remind hum he also has the freedom and right to shut the bleep up……please Teddy please

  123. Kathryn Rush Cleaves

    Brian, thank you for being level-headed and pointing out Nugent's maniacal, extremist views. Whatever babble comes out of his mouth, as well as others like Limbaugh, should just be ignored. Same goes for the Democrats. I don't fall prey to ANY extremist moron from either party. And what exactly is it that makes him so "patriotic? But for those, like you, have served our country,…..Happy Veterans Day

  124. Price Bob

    go to hell teddy boy.i've been a rocker for 50 years and never needed a bigot hating piece like you. keep standing out there in the opening. good target for camo practice.lol.

  125. Jeff Olsen

    I thinks its sad that right wing extremists are so hateful. Shameful, it's like when a baby doesn't get his way thing this what you get…maybe it if they killed something they'll feel better….mjm pray for us…

  126. Robert D. Robert

    at last the real truth comes out from jidandy( this means war and a fight to the death) the real goals of liberals is the death of our free society,following their marxest commie dictates with out question or die thats what they mean they finally admitted what ive always known. iam sure that barrys boys are reading and recording all the posts here but there are others who are doing the same iam pretty sure of that. so free people should stock pile all the supplies needed for the survival of your familys before the UN arrives to confiscate our guns iwonder jidandy are they striging the barb wire around the compounds yet? will they be usig zyclon b or something new? your agenda is why democrats like old wrinkle pelosi said that veterans are a threat to her party its readly apparent jidandy you have never took part in a real war or you would not bandy your words of war so recklessly about, but if your war does come the conservatives will win they have all the guns, i assume you will take part in your threatened war unless someone hides your food stamps under your workboots and you starve to death SIG-HEIL COMMRADE

  127. Rob Jersak

    Ted Nuguest speaks for such a narrow band of this country and last Tuesday everyone saw just how impotent that segment is. Nugent, trump, rove, limbaugh, anne coulter, sean hannity succeeded only in acheiving garish headlines and nominating reactionary tea partiers who cost Main stream repubs any chance at all of taking back the senate.

  128. Anonymous

    Isn't Ted "Draft-Dodging & War Mongering Coward" Nugent suppose to be DEAD or IN PRISON after Obama's win?

  129. Rob Jersak

    how you can say repubs ignored the extremists is beyond me. Paul Ryan, just about as extreme as it gets. and really just another example how the U.S. mostly turned around from the extremism repubs were forced to embrace at the point of metaphorical guns held by the tea party. Just ask John Boehner if he hopes never to hear the words, "tea party," again!

  130. Matt Haines

    David M. Patton…….. Though I don't share your political views (for the most of it) I have to say….. It is SO refreshing to here a Republican say what you did!!! Bravo! It is the "Image" of the republican party that makes me so "stand-offish". I truly believe that if the Repubs can mend the image of their party, You'll see far more republican progress and in doing so, Hopefully more "teamwork" between party lines. THANK YOU, for showing me that there are still republicans that are NOT full of hate and want to see progress in right areas! Have a great day :)

  131. Anonymous

    Ted told the Draft Board he was in community college to get his deferment….IN REALITY he was playing with his band in nightclubs around the nations & RAPING UNDERAGE GIRLS…..PURE COWARD!

  132. Shawanda Brown

    neil_heater… and your one of those repub takers pretending to be a maker

  133. Jeff Blair

    Ted Nugent is a nut job. Defending him after some of the rediculous comments he has made only shines a bright light on your stupidity..

  134. Jeff Blair

    Ted Nugent is a nut job. Defending him after some of the rediculous comments he has made only shines a bright light on your stupidity..

  135. Gas Man

    Steve, I've been to Ted's house. You speak of a Ted Nugent that does NOT exist. I've seen first hand his soy bean fields, cattle he raises…WITH ALL HIS CHILDREN, etc. All of which he feeds homeless shelters with AND members of the U.S. Military WHEN TV CAMERAS ARE NOT AROUND. All the Liberals in Hollywood combined couldn't put a pimple on his ass. Educate yourself about someone BEFORE you take to insulting them in such a manner.

  136. Gas Man

    Steve, I've been to Ted's house. You speak of a Ted Nugent that does NOT exist. I've seen first hand his soy bean fields, cattle he raises…WITH ALL HIS CHILDREN, etc. All of which he feeds homeless shelters with AND members of the U.S. Military WHEN TV CAMERAS ARE NOT AROUND. All the Liberals in Hollywood combined couldn't put a pimple on his ass. Educate yourself about someone BEFORE you take to insulting them in such a manner.

  137. Anonymous

    Dave Frank YOU NEED TO WAKE UP and stop protecting COWARDS.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9a1_1250550290

    TED NUGENT'S CHILD SUPPORT CASE DELAYED:

    DOVER, N.H. – A Superior Court judge has granted a delay in rock star Ted Nugent's child support case. A Dover woman sued Nugent in August, claiming her 8-year-old son is Nugent's child.

    The woman's lawyer says Nugent has never met the boy but that Nugent has provided the woman some financial support since he was born.

    Nugent says he wants to see results of a paternity test before responding to her lawsuit.

    The results are due in two or three months, according to court documents.

    After the results are in, Nugent will have 30 days to respond to the suit.

  138. Anthony Nance

    David i voted for the other guy but feel you to be right, and people like the ones you just mentioned are making it harder for your party, who but people like them would follow bigots and racist, as he just stated he was at a klan-nazi rally and called hisself a "Black Jew", so much hatred no one but another hater would want to support a party who has ties to hate groups like that, and the sponsors who support these people are just as guily, there should be a major boycott of people against these entertainers until they change their ways because the public pays good money to see a self proclaimed naz,i and are that radical that they would let the entire nation know about it,they don,t care much about your views and politics. Abe lincoln was a republican and owned slaves at one time, but he had a conscience and recognized that it was wrong for one Human being to own another. I know there are great people in the party who don't condone this type of behavior and don't take up with such a hate- filled bunch being extreme is saying what they are lightly, As one American i truly hope something is done really soon by your party. to distance yourselfs from evil and un-Godly men such as these and the others who have not yet come out of the closet. This is America in the 21th century, not the 17th and 18th centries when quite a few of these atrocious acts where performed the land of the free are supposed to be anyway, this kind of pure hate makes me sick spiritually and physically, i don't condone hate in any race, creed nor color or gender…

  139. Anonymous

    Hey Noog , you and youre right wing wingnuts are the minority now.If you don't like it you can always get the hell out of our country!

  140. Demond Taylor

    Who really cares what this right-wing uneducated clown says. This idea from the right that all Democrats are takers is completely ridiculous. The most educated and less government dependent states are blue. This man is the reason why the Republicans will continue to loose elections. The racial generalizations and the radical opinions turn intelligent people off. I hope the Republicans continue their stupidity and antics. The sooner they die off the better.

  141. Anonymous

    People like Ted Nugent make me sick to my stomach. He is so history and has been for a long time that no one in his right mind cares a thing about what he has to say. I thought Bill Maher was right on the money the other night when talking about the makers and takers. Big banks are takers and the Koch brothers and Adelson didn't give all that money away without expecting something in return. Guess that makes them takers too. The 1% so talked about who influence government policies and laws have certainly taken their share of the money pie for the past 30 years or so. No wonder they spent so much money framing this election as makers and takers and trying to retain control of the purse strings. These people don't create jobs they simply hide their money in off-shore accounts. Demand creates jobs and more money in the 98% pockets will increase demand and decrease unemployment. Hope Obama has the courage to level the playing field some and not back down. To the victors go the spoils!

  142. Ted Martin

    Anthony Wells i hate obama and everything he stands for, like, lying, bowing, shoving laws through agaisnt the voters wishes, etc, etc..

  143. Ted Martin

    Eric Etzold , Robert has no idea what Ted does in his off time, which I know personally is a hundred percent more than Robert does for underprivileged children.

  144. Anonymous

    As a former serviceman(army) and Reagan republican, I do not want to hear another thing from ted "poopiepants"Nugent. what he did instead of serving this country is appalling. To have a draft dodger like this question any ones patriotism is the most ridiculous thing ever.If I ever get my hands on that worthless douche bag without his bodyguards and weapons I'd knuckle stamp his forehead so hard he'll crap himself again.worthless child raping piece of crap.

  145. David Martin

    I'm tired of hearing the shit that comes from both sides! We don't need to sit around and bitch at each other. I happen to Like Ted even though he comes off a bit harsh that just him like it or not. But, the liberal left have the same issues. I can't count the number of people on talk shows that expressed their views just before the election and they didn't make any sense either. "We the People" have bigger fish to fry than Ted Nugent. What a sad state of affairs this country is in.

  146. Anonymous

    Well said Steve, these righties are really funny aren't they, they just don't get it, comments made from people like Nugent, Gingrich, Trump, and Sanunu are the reason why Republicans will never occupy the Oval Office again. Americans are fed up with this kind of ignorant, racist, and disrespectful comments about the President and other Americans. The same People who they insult on a daily basis, are the same people who make up the majority of the people who vote in elections. Hows that for cutting off your nose to spite your face.

  147. Anonymous

    This is a bunch of leftist crap! They are just screwing with the numbers. If you notice, the states that supposedly give more have higher populations and thus more workers. Those states also have large cities which tend to have a lot of wealthy people- more so than in the breadbasket of the country. Obviously a state with a population 10+ times that of another state is going to give more. leftist morons

  148. Anonymous

    O, and by the way, hey Ted, wanna borrow my gun, o that's right, you have many guns, so what are you waiting for, get busy and good riddins

  149. Nick Phillips

    IMO Nugent is too extreme and more than a tad hateful. I also think it's fine to hunt a few times a year, but Nugent takes it to the extreme; it seems like he just enjoys killing a little TOO much.

  150. Anonymous

    Anthony Wells: The country started going down the toilet when teabaggers like you came around with your my way or the highway BS. All you've done is keep the country in gridlock with your ridiculous, extreme, ideas. People saw it for what it was. Your arrogance is why the country is so divided. Go ahead and keep trying to push your ideas. You will never win another election.

  151. Anonymous

    I thought Ted was supposed to be dead or in jail. I'm waiting…………………….

  152. Anonymous

    Apologies,for my anger,but certain subjects cause a rise in passion that makes it difficult to control. sex offenders are one of those subjects

  153. Anonymous

    This is a gross misrepresentation of the facts. It looks imply at payments directly to the states from federal coffers and does not look at direct payments to individuals. If one were to rank total entitlement payments to individuals in states this lists flips almost perfectly on its head.

  154. Carol M. Martinez

    This is the patriot that would did not Go to Vietnam. As the artist le says trailer trash rules in the Gop. Results of the election show thatthese people are dying off not soon enough OBAMA WON HA HA

  155. Tom Carver

    Katkleen, like ted could whip anyones ass without his guns or his little guitar. If he was such a badass, why did he weasel out of Nam? And he calls himself a patriot? He's a pansy. I bet even you could beat up teddy boy…he would just rant and cry while you did :) Besides, we all know repukes like yourself are too tough to mess with…which means you're probably a bulldyke..or at least you look like one!

  156. Anonymous

    “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle” – Winston Churchill. Barack Obama is that idiot in the bucket trying to lift himself up.

  157. Tom Carver

    Wow dave youre a badass too..at least when you have a gun, lol! Oh, I hope I didn't make you mad because I'm sure you beat up ANYONE who disagrees with your lover…err, I mean idol, Theodore Nugent. Tell him hi when you rollover tomorrow morning :)

  158. Anonymous

    Well I'm glad to see that we all can agree that the government spends too much money. Now start voting that way.

  159. Tom Carver

    Well, Anthony, since you're sick of being silent, whatcha gonna do? Are you going to stand up and take care of the problem? What's your patriotic plan to get rid of those who don't think like you? Seems like youre as bad as the people you rant against. I think Nugent is worthless, but I don't want him to shutup. i'd rather he keep blabbering, it just helps wake people up to what a nutjob he is. Oh, and since you hate that 'Marxist' and hate all socialism and communislm, I assume you take no welfare, unemployment, medicare/medicaid or any other sick, twisted socialistic programs designed to make patriots like yourself dependent on the govt, right? I mean, since you've obviously got to be an entrepreneur who would never stoop to working for someone and you've always gotten ahead through hard work, even if some liberal stole your company, you would refuse unemployment, right? Sigh..I only hope i could ever be as brilliant and hard working as you! Does it hurt when you pat yourself on the back so much? Careful, don't go using obamacare when you strain your arm!

  160. Desiree Shaw-Jarman

    Kim LaCapria This is an opinion column and the NY Times no less.

  161. Desiree Shaw-Jarman

    Tom Carver Typical left wing response. Red herring with a side of insult.

  162. Anonymous

    Agreed. If you take in 6 billion a day, and spend 10 billion, you'll never have a balanced budget. But, like Obama admitted, math has never been his strong point. But corrupt Chicago-style backroom wheeling and dealing is.

  163. Lisa Mabrey

    What exactly has Ted Nugent ever done besides sing and play a guitar? He has no credibilty…zip! He is just like any other celebrity using his limited "fame" to promote himself. Poor guy…..this is what happens when cousins marry. :-(

  164. Jake Heizenripbauer

    The difference is that Nugent vociferously trumpets his "patriotism" as if he had actually served. Nugent is just like GW Bush, Cheney, Quayle…all cowards who, unlike Clinton, were lucky enough to have rich daddies to get them into the National Guard and out of Vietnam.

  165. Bill Tiffee

    that 2007 tax foundation report shows that red states take in about $250 billion more in spending than they pay in taxes while the blue ones are taxed about $130 billion more than they receive in spending (california is tops at $47 billion). How about a budget agreement where the deficit is reduced by making the fat hog takers in the south (florida is the only Confererate state not living off the Yankee dime) balance their spending received and taxes paid. Then listen to people in Alaska (Palin) and Louisiana (Jendel) howl at the moon.
    by the way, the Tax foundation stopped publishing the report in 2007 when commentators noticed the almost perfect correlation between the red state welfare queens and the blue state givers.

  166. Ed Baker

    The republicans had a good canidate john huntsman , but they failed to see him or just knuckled under to the Tea Party.

  167. Ed Baker

    How much of the spending goes to oil subsidies,congress corporate welfare and republican state earmarks …Please research

  168. Peter Anton

    Eric Etzold Yea, that's why he went off to cry like a newborn when he became eligible for the draft. I'll bet you do wet your pants when thinking about that spineless puke.

  169. Shawn Noneya

    he is not even adding in military contracts and homeland security money… without those extra grant dollars which are not even counted in… there is no function red-state period their economy is built of big government…

  170. Guy Alexander

    Robert Meyer You hit the nail one the head !!!
    If I had the money Ted has, I would hunt my own property also, have my own garden, raise my own stock and would have no need for government. Something to think about people.

  171. Peter Anton

    Shawanda Brown; there's a lot of those repub's in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. They vote Republican and then are first in line for government handouts.

  172. Bill Kinyoun

    Dear Lord I would give my left nut for the chance to say it to his face!!

  173. Bill Kinyoun

    Especially if it was just him and I with none of his security around. I suspect at heart Ted is just another loud mouth pussy…

  174. Anonymous

    Give the federal dollars to corporations and businesses or give it to individuals? This question is what has Americans divided. And it's a fair questions worthy of civil and thoughtful discussion and debate about the best place to invest limited federal dollars. Does anybody else agree with me?

  175. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe to need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  176. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe to need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  177. Tom Carver

    Desiree (Big Jaw Shaw) Jarmen, Typical Recantlican response. Anti-intellectulism (ie stupidity for your dumbass) with a side of xenophobia :) Enjoy ;)

  178. Steven Anderson

    I'm loving some of the comments. Much more down to earth. Republicans I could live with. I'm not registered with any party. Not the following type but you people sound reasonable. David Bartholomew with his Ron Paul seems a bit much though. A lot of what I've heard from him sounds fine but then other stuff sounds pretty crazy. No thanks. I'll stick with Obama. Not perfect but not too far out.

  179. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe to need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  180. Cindy Burley McIntosh

    More hate-filled vitriol spewed ad nauseam from the mouth of the Thing that wouldn't die. Here's a 'sure-fire' remedy for your dissatisfaction with the way this country is being run, Ted: Insert one of your much-hallowed GUNS into your mouth and PULL THE TRIGGER! By the way, thank you in advance from those of us who are weary of your tedious and oft-repeated rhetoric!

  181. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe to need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  182. Giorgio Cat

    Red states have blue areas. Like Ohio. The 72 Counties Romney won, are the hard workers. The areas he lost (like Cleveland) are the depressed welfare crap holes. EVERY state is that way. The Bluestates just have all the murder capitols of the world. Detroit-New Orleans, LA, You name it. Congats! Sorry- this article doesn't hold water.

  183. Debby Smith Coldiron

    I don't think you can go by this chart completely. You would actually have to break it down even more and see the percentage of dems in each particular state that are on govt. asst. and do the same for repubs. Since not everyone is a registered voter and not everyone claims straight dem or rep. how can this ever be proven?

  184. Patricia DeGaston

    That map is from the 2008 election. CO, FL and NV all were blue this time around. The takers and givers map needs an update.

  185. Lawrence Dean Cannon

    It's so refreshing to hear Ted's moderate-centrist points of view, as opposed to the REactionary regressives on the left who want to turn America into a 3rd World CrapHole.

  186. Mark Forrette

    It is to my Extreme Regret and Disgust that I Enriched TOOLS like "The Nuge" and "The Imregnator Arnold" by buying their albums and going to their movies! But, I thought they were COOL THEN! Hell..maybe they WERE COOL! Not NOW!

  187. Karla Brown

    I know I wont get too many thumbs up but I agree with Ted. This country is going to hell and we re-elect the person that wants to speed the process. Just travel a bit and you can see for yourself, I just got back from France and they cant believe that we elected Obama back in. Americans look really ignorant around the world and its sad the direction we are going in.

  188. Michael Link

    ted nugent adopted an under age girl so he could bang her.
    you know it.
    i know it.
    and ted knows it.

  189. Jeff Diamond

    I'm a statistician and this so-called "report" is based on data that already seven years old. So, it's poor propaganda at best. There are a number of factors intentionally being left out, such as state tax rates and cost of living (New Jersey is near the top), and the definition of "federal spending" which likely includes tax credits and subsidies. Then there is the BIG matter of what is being produced and who the end users (or benefactors) are. For example: Southern California gets much of its electricity from Arizona which no doubt gets tax credits for energy production. BTW New Mexico and Texas aren't keeping all that coal and oil energy to themselves either. Also, I highly doubt that Maine and Hawaii are industrial or agricultural powerhouses when compared with Nebraska or Indiana. Lying via omission is still lying.

  190. Anonymous

    I gotta tell you, I don't consider them takers. If you look at the majority of the red states there is no damn industry in those states. Now take all those people in the red states and move them into the blue states to take over all those jobs and then see what happens, the blue states will become red states. The only reason Obama won was because he started dating the gay community and the hispanic community and again 93% of blacks. I'm beginning to think blacks are real gullable, Obama lied to them 4 yrs ago and he's lied to them again.

    Now as for the hispanics, get over it, every country has immigration laws what make you think that the U.S shouldn't have immigration laws, I don't care if your Hispanic, German, Italian or whatever nationality you are if your here in this country illegally then you should be kicked out, as for gays and lesbians it not up to me to judge you God will do that.

  191. Anonymous

    if obama ran on his record and not his race he would be gone, if he was white romney would be president.

  192. Joseph Chapman

    The country that Ronald Reagan was the puppet president of does not exist any more the percentage of racist white males (overt and covert alike) is much less than heretofore demonstrated; thus the inexorable grip on the reins of power has been wrested away. The ascendance of the Black –Hispanic- Asian- Gay- Multi/racial-Young – union- single Women and White liberal coalition has come to the fore and its grip on the power/control mechanisms of political dominance will not subside for generations and generations to come. Welcome to your new incontrovertible reality- Accept your substantiated descent!

    You right wing, evangelical, republicans, have the unmitigated gall to decry illegal immigrants. When your ancestors came here illegally and committed genocide on the legal inhabitants. You scream belief in Jesus, yet you monger war world wide seeking to kill, mutilate and disfigure brown women and children with bombs from unmanned drones. (The irony is that you love to sanction the killing foreign brown people yet you get none of the spoils of war) The fact of the matter is Jesus was non violent and never killed or condoned the killing of anyone.

    You purport to believe in conservatism and fiscal responsibility yet you were silent on the trillions given to the banker’s world wide. Not to mention farm subsidies and off shore tax havens for the rich. You say nothing on the billions spent to kill brown people and take control of their resources. In addition the 5 poorest starts in America are all red states, receiving billions in federal aid:
    Alabama
    Louisiana
    Arkansas
    West Virginia
    Mississippi

    I’m a liberal that believes in liberty (for all you liberal haters I’m going to give a definition of liberty): 1. freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control.
    2. freedom from external or foreign rule; independence.

    I’m not on welfare, food stamps or Medicaid, I have a great professional job –career and I’m highly educated past the graduate level. However you delude yourself with intelligence and insight as you vote for people that despise your lack of education and low income level because you are gullible and easily manipulated; the 5 least educated states in America are all red:
    West Virginia
    Arkansas
    Mississippi
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Wake up accept reality, educate yourself, don’t be so easily deceived and controlled: liberty is not so bad after all.

  193. Osamas Pajamas

    THE AGE OF OHBUMMER, KING OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIES.

    OhBummer is a b00b and a fool for attacking the American Tea Partiers. Heck, he thought that he had all of us hoodwinked, hornswoggled, and bamboozled. He’s annoyed that the Tea Partiers are not grateful to him for hijacking the American healthcare system — the greatest act of vandalism perpetrated upon the American people since a gang of jihadi frootloops and loonytoons hijacked some planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers — and the Pentagon, and made a failed attempt to crash into the White House — and instead drilled a hole in a Pennsylvania farm thanks to some very courageous American passengers.

    And — now widely seen for what he is — the president presents a problem for the Democrat-captured media. They pump out his propaganda for him — and, like the opinion monitors in Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged” — they are dodging brickbats and rotten vegetables.

    He’s pompous, pampered, and pretentious — a pseudo-intellectual fop. He’s a glorified, smooth-lyin’ dandy, and slicker than Sick Willie Clinton. He’s a dictator-on-the-make, a bloodsxcking, predatory humanitarian thug, and a low-down skunk.

    He’s a fraud and a swindler. He lies when he inhales and he lies when he exhales; his oxygen is the falsification of reality. He lies, placidly and laconically, as if deception were a soporific drug. But lies, after all, are the heart and soul and the sword and shield of the Democrat party.

    He’s a friend of the poor and the downtrodden — indeed, you can hear the milk of human kindness sloshing around inside of him when he walks.

    He declares himself the post-racial leader — “Let me be clear!” he intones — and he hides behind his race, daring his critics to put their reputation for fairness at risk.

    He pauses to ponder the portent of his propaganda — and it is fakery; he smiles and his mendacity comes shining through. Shake hands with Barak Hushpuppy OhBummer — “The Mistake of ‘08” — the illegal alien squatter in the White House until his “papers” have been lab-tested for age and chemicals, etc — the community organizer of the OhBummer Wrecking Crew, the more-fascist-than-socialist Fleabagger-in-Chief, the closet Muslim with the mix-and-match morality, the King of The Republic of Lies — and America’s first and last Arab president. Now count your fingers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

  194. Osamas Pajamas

    THE AGE OF OHBUMMER, KING OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIES.

    OhBummer is a b00b and a fool for attacking the American Tea Partiers. Heck, he thought that he had all of us hoodwinked, hornswoggled, and bamboozled. He’s annoyed that the Tea Partiers are not grateful to him for hijacking the American healthcare system — the greatest act of vandalism perpetrated upon the American people since a gang of jihadi frootloops and loonytoons hijacked some planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers — and the Pentagon, and made a failed attempt to crash into the White House — and instead drilled a hole in a Pennsylvania farm thanks to some very courageous American passengers.

    And — now widely seen for what he is — the president presents a problem for the Democrat-captured media. They pump out his propaganda for him — and, like the opinion monitors in Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged” — they are dodging brickbats and rotten vegetables.

    He’s pompous, pampered, and pretentious — a pseudo-intellectual fop. He’s a glorified, smooth-lyin’ dandy, and slicker than Sick Willie Clinton. He’s a dictator-on-the-make, a bloodsxcking, predatory humanitarian thug, and a low-down skunk.

    He’s a fraud and a swindler. He lies when he inhales and he lies when he exhales; his oxygen is the falsification of reality. He lies, placidly and laconically, as if deception were a soporific drug. But lies, after all, are the heart and soul and the sword and shield of the Democrat party.

    He’s a friend of the poor and the downtrodden — indeed, you can hear the milk of human kindness sloshing around inside of him when he walks.

    He declares himself the post-racial leader — “Let me be clear!” he intones — and he hides behind his race, daring his critics to put their reputation for fairness at risk.

    He pauses to ponder the portent of his propaganda — and it is fakery; he smiles and his mendacity comes shining through. Shake hands with Barak Hushpuppy OhBummer — “The Mistake of ‘08” — the illegal alien squatter in the White House until his “papers” have been lab-tested for age and chemicals, etc — the community organizer of the OhBummer Wrecking Crew, the more-fascist-than-socialist Fleabagger-in-Chief, the closet Muslim with the mix-and-match morality, the King of The Republic of Lies — and America’s first and last Arab president. Now count your fingers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

  195. Osamas Pajamas

    ROUNDS COOKING OFF.

    The Democrats have this "enemies list" — denominated in epithets and insults aimed at the people whose wallets they wish to hijack and take up residence inside. You can be a “Racist!” and you can be a “Terrorist!” and you can be a “Dictator” and you can be a “Hostage-taker!” and you can “Wear a tinfoil hat!” and you can be a “Homophobe!” and you can be a “Teabagger!” — a homosexual man taking his partner’s scrotum into his mouth. You can be “Selfish!” and you can be a “Wacko!” and you can be a “Hick!” and you can be a “Rube!” and you can be “Uneducated” and you can be an “Extremist!”.

    You can be a “Right-wing-nut!” and you can be “Mentally Ill” and you can be “Deranged!” and you can be a “Flake!” and you can be a “Warmonger!” and you can be "Unenlightened!" and you can be a “FatCat!” and you can be a “Greedy!” member of the productive class, and you can be a “Nazi!” and you can be a “Fascist!” — although no one more closely approaches the precise description of “Nazi!” or “Fascist!” than the usual Democrat propagandist — either official, or self-appointed.

    Lies, after all, are the heart and soul and the sword and shield of the Democrat party.

    So all you have to do to occupy multiple epithets on the Democrats’ enemies list is to insist that they take their hands off yourself, off your wallet, off your property, off your kids, off your diet, off your healthcare, off your household appliances, off your car, off your bank account, off your weapons of self-defense, off your liberty, and off your freedom of speech. Insist on all these good things – and that qualifies you to be spat upon by nasty, mean-spirited scum — by The Friends of All Mankind — by a gang of lying, thieving, dope-smoking, pill-popping, coke-snorting, sticky-fingered, bloodsxcking, tax-eating, gun-stealing, predatory humanitarian hoodlums, thugs and gangsters — by the Democrat party, in other words. No political party in the history of America more profoundly deserves absolute and outright destruction.

  196. Osamas Pajamas

    ROUNDS COOKING OFF.

    The Democrats have this "enemies list" — denominated in epithets and insults aimed at the people whose wallets they wish to hijack and take up residence inside. You can be a “Racist!” and you can be a “Terrorist!” and you can be a “Dictator” and you can be a “Hostage-taker!” and you can “Wear a tinfoil hat!” and you can be a “Homophobe!” and you can be a “Teabagger!” — a homosexual man taking his partner’s scrotum into his mouth. You can be “Selfish!” and you can be a “Wacko!” and you can be a “Hick!” and you can be a “Rube!” and you can be “Uneducated” and you can be an “Extremist!”.

    You can be a “Right-wing-nut!” and you can be “Mentally Ill” and you can be “Deranged!” and you can be a “Flake!” and you can be a “Warmonger!” and you can be "Unenlightened!" and you can be a “FatCat!” and you can be a “Greedy!” member of the productive class, and you can be a “Nazi!” and you can be a “Fascist!” — although no one more closely approaches the precise description of “Nazi!” or “Fascist!” than the usual Democrat propagandist — either official, or self-appointed.

    Lies, after all, are the heart and soul and the sword and shield of the Democrat party.

    So all you have to do to occupy multiple epithets on the Democrats’ enemies list is to insist that they take their hands off yourself, off your wallet, off your property, off your kids, off your diet, off your healthcare, off your household appliances, off your car, off your bank account, off your weapons of self-defense, off your liberty, and off your freedom of speech. Insist on all these good things – and that qualifies you to be spat upon by nasty, mean-spirited scum — by The Friends of All Mankind — by a gang of lying, thieving, dope-smoking, pill-popping, coke-snorting, sticky-fingered, bloodsxcking, tax-eating, gun-stealing, predatory humanitarian hoodlums, thugs and gangsters — by the Democrat party, in other words. No political party in the history of America more profoundly deserves absolute and outright destruction.

  197. Osamas Pajamas

    SPARKS FROM WYATT’S TORCH [LIBERALISM RECLAIMED].

    What this country needs is a truly LIBERAL president and congress and judiciary! And I forgive the reader for suspecting that this must be some kind of bad joke!

    But the Democrats believe in "statism" — not "liberalism."

    Strip them naked of their “liberal” camouflage and behold their ugliness.

    They benefit from the imprecise American political terminology —- we say "the government" here in the USA —- rather than "the state." And that's a dangerous problem.

    Famous brands of statism in recent centuries have been Nazism, socialism, fascism, communism, progressivism, and welfare statism —- these last two are mixtures of fascism and socialism.

    Note that these statists are all joined-at-the-hip in their common contempt, enmity, and disdain for human rights.

    Liberalism, on the other hand, is a political philosophy of small, cheap government —- it is a constabulary —- and the job of a liberal government is to enforce human rights within its own jurisdiction.

    What "human rights?"

    I speak of the unalienable and perfectly-natural and universally-valid human rights of life, liberty, private property, and the pursuit of personal happiness.

    A slave is owned by someone other than himself — but a free man owns himself.

    The first article of private property is "the self" — and all other rights are derivatives of and flow from these cardinal rights.

    These rights —- The Rights of Man —- are the gift of nature or of nature's god —- and they belong to all human beings, everywhere.

    Show me a Democrat who subscribes to all of the above, without qualifications or weasel words.

    The words "liberal" and "liberalism" were hijacked by the Democrats, socialists, progressives, and fascists, long ago —- and it was the mistake of conservatives and libertarians to let them get away with it.

    It is long past time that liberalism be reclaimed, defined, and explained by its rightful owners —- by the champions of freedom, i.e.: not by Democrats.

    Friends of freedom! Friends of peace-through-strength! And friends of prosperity!

    Declare yourselves to be "liberals," then —- and kick over the bloody coffee tables — and overthrow and trounce the Democrats in 2014! Destroy them!

  198. Osamas Pajamas

    SAM ADAMS —- THE FIRST TEA PARTIER!

    MORE THAN JUST A GREAT YANKEE BEER!

    TAX HATER SAMUEL ADAMS, ON A ROLL AND ARMED TO THE TEETH, AUGUST, 1776…..

    "You darkeners of counsel, who would make the property, lives and religion of millions depend on the evasive interpretations of musty parchments; who would send us to antiquated charters of uncertain and contradictory meaning, to prove that the present generation are not bound to be victims to cruel and unforgiving despotism, tell us whether our pious and generous ancestors bequeathed to us the miserable privilege of having the rewards of our honesty, industry, the fruits of those fields which they purchased and bled for, wrested from us at the will of men over whom we have no check.

    "Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, What should be the reward of such sacrifices? Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, and supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth?

    If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom – go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

    “Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. Dismissing, therefore, the justice of our cause, as incontestable, the only question is, What is best for us to pursue in our present circumstances?”.

    “It does not take a majority to prevail….but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”.

    “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”.

    “The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”.

  199. Osamas Pajamas

    SO WHO'S THE REAL "EXTREMIST?" GOLDWATER? MUSSOLINI? OHBUMMER?

    “We were the first to assert that the more complicated the forms assumed by civilization, the more restricted the freedom of the individual must become.”.

    — Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator of Italy.

    [Like Hitler, Mussolini began his political career as a committed Marxist communist --- and only later adopted the political camouflage of "Fascism" --- while Hitler concocted "Nazism" [National Socialism].

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    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

    — Karl Hess, libertarian speechwriter for AZ Republican US Senator Barry Goldwater.

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  200. Osamas Pajamas

    THE FLEA PARTY —- OHBUMMER'S "ONE-PERCENT WALL STREET OCCUPIERS" AND OTHER OHBUMMER STREET GANGSTERS.

    ABOUT A YEAR AGO I began referring to OhBummer as a pathological flea, inasmuch as the majority of Americans see him as a bloodsucking fraud and a dishonest propagandist.

    In the first week of October, 2011, I bumped into a blog comment referring to the Occupy Wall Street gang as "the flea party" and I warned the author that I would STEAL his ingenious reference and use it wherever it could inflict the most damage on the enemies of the American taxpayers.

    On October 12, 2011, my favorite columnist, Ann Coulter — she a Christian and myself an atheist — published a column entitled "WINGLESS, BLOODSUCKING AND PARASITIC: MEET THE FLEA PARTY!" at her anncoulter.com website.

    Clearly, things have gotten out of hand. This prairie fire of flea-mongers is raging out of control, wherever you turn.

    It's a lot more people than just "the rich" who despise OhBummer and his rioting foot soldiers. I regard him and them with contempt.

    The Fleabaggers in OhBummer's Flea Party [Occupy Wall Street and its metastasized little cancers in other cities] are the ideological blackshirts, brownshirts, redshirts and no-shirt thugs tasked and directed in their riots by OhBummer allies Michael Moore, David Astroturf Axelrod, and Van Jones, by MoveOn.org, the SEIU, the Huffington Post, and OhBummer's former employer, ACORN — and, naturally — by Barak Hussein Hushpuppy Hoover OhBummer, himself — with a cameo appearance by dopehead rugmuncher Roseanne Barr-The-Beheader.

    Oh, the corporations! Oh, the banks! Oh, BOO HOO! Most of these demonstrators and rioters have a wind-up key sticking out of the middle of their backs with OhBummer's fingerprints all over it. He pooped all over their brains and they LOVED it, crying, "Oh! Oh! More poo, please! More poo!"

    This so-called "spontaneous, leaderless civil unrest" is a White House operation, conceived in the bowels of Barak Hushpuppy OhBummer's fetid little mind — while he sat ruminating in the bowels of the White House, evacuating his bowels — and enacted by OhBummer's chosen proxies, surrogates, cronies, and confederates.

    OhBummer and the OhBummer Wrecking Crew have been promoting envy [mental illness] and trying to shift blame to "Greedy Wall Street" and away from themselves — they who are what novelist Ayn Rand called "greedy for the unearned."

    I advocate that the police arrest and jail every one of OhBummer's rioting troops who obstructs traffic or trespasses on private property or in any way threatens or attempts to intimidate any of their critics or their intended victims.

    Yes. These are the lying, arrogant, GREEDY-FOR-THE-UNEARNED, bloodsxcking, tax-eating Democrat hoods, thugs, and gangsters. I advocate and I seek their destruction.

    There are still approximately 120 million privately-employed nongovernment taxpayers in America today, and while this pathological flea, Barak Hushpuppy OhBummer, and his minions, are promoting street riots, I advocate that all 120 million of these privately-employed taxpayers stage a riot on the bridge of OhBummer's nose. That skunk wants race riots and class-warfare riots — and he should get a riot that will make history.

    Meanwhile, back at the hacienda…. Source: the Infernal Revenue Service — In 2009, the top 1% of earners paid almost 37% of all Federal income taxes, the top 25% of earners paid over 87%, and the top 50% paid just under 98% of all Federal income taxes. Check this out at ntu.org, "who pays income taxes."

    And so to the President of the United States of America and to the so-called "99-percenters" in OhBummer's street-gang Fleabaggers who claim victimhood — go blow smoke up your own axxes.

  201. Osamas Pajamas

    THE MAN I MISS MOST.

    “How stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was eight years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she’s still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.”.

    —Ronald Reagan, Farewell Address, January 11, 1989.

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  202. Dennis Downey

    It seems to me that the majority of people with strong political opinions (left and right) have forgotten the first rule of online debate: Spelling, grammar, syntax and facts must always be correct. You are letting your passions cloud your judgment and come off like uneducated children who ate too many sugary snacks.

  203. Patty Andrews

    used to live in michigan as a teen teds over the top always looking out for the motor city never paid for a ticket he always give then away to auto workers kids always seemed to be doing something for a far reaching communities in michigan he put his money where's his mouth is guess hes a maker with a heart.

  204. Christopher Cochran

    Amboy Dukes But please realize Youll probably be surprised For it's the land unknown to man Where fantasy is fact So if you can, please understand You might not come back.

    Read more: AMBOY DUKES – JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF YOUR MIND LYRICS.

    This is the first hit Nugent had with the Amboy Dukes. Looks like he's still in the center of his mind.

  205. Eric Etzold

    for all of you ted haters, remember he has a wild sense of humor. I don't like everything he sez, but this is america, you people are not the only ones who get to voice your opinons. some of you have stated he is not patriotic, his dad was a drill sargent, you don't need to serve in the armed forces to be patriotic, duh. he has raised his kids to fend for them selves and support them selves, how many of you have done that. as far as hunting in fenced areas, he has thousands of acres, if they are fenced in that is still a huge area and fences don't matter ay this point. ted hunts his own food with rifles handguns , bow and arrows, and knives, just like the indians before us and many parts of the world STILL DO. he does have to buy the antibotic growth hormone feed beef that never sees the light of day and stands in cramped quarters, and when they get ill a forklift come along and pushes them into the packing house, how very american. the animals that ted raises is so much better in taste and quality. and as far as gutless , you all try getting up in front of thousands of people and play music without craping all over your selves or standing up to drugged out assholes with hand guns. if you don't like him fine, don't listen, but as far as I am concerned he loves his country, maybe not the way you do. ted is one man I wouldn't want to mess around with to much.

  206. Gary Garwolds

    f%$k Ted Nugent! I'm not even going to read his spuig! go back to ann arbor and kill something as simple minded as yourself, try a squierrl or a duck. you moron! since when does jammin rock 30+ years ago make you an icon in gov/world issues? speak your peace, the constitution protects it, but that does not make you less of a redneck moron.

  207. Gary Garwolds

    I have read your gop/con squig for decades. go talk to an empty chair ya old fuck, kill a mole or two as you creek back and forth, then you matter. Brad Pitt is more useful than you! worn any KKK shit lately dude? Oh, fords suck, try a Toyota!

  208. Gary Garwolds

    what's the matter David? afraid Ted the killin monkey will shoot you for not bein' a fan? worry not dude, he is a moron, not a fool.he may shoot your pets though…and your prius ;). ifyou get more than 2mpg and don't have ccw, your a homo to TED. go figure.

  209. James West

    Let's all be REAL! all you Politically Correct pussy's keep reading! We need to re-boot the welfare system. First; stop all the food stamps, welfare, health insurance to the 70% blacks/Negros on them, all Illegal Mexicans, all Lazy white trash!
    Ship all Illegals out of the country. Re-educate black race! No free rides! No more deserving because of 300 years of oppression BS. If they don't like it they can go back to Africa on our dime! New strict guidelines for only deserving citizens. This alone would put the USA back in the GREEN! Then we Impeach Obama for lying on Benghazi. Fire Eric Holder for lying and imprisoned! Come on America. You know this is what should be done and you want the same thing! Why cant you have the balls to say so!

  210. Anonymous

    I don't know. I think Ted is right – but I wish he would get into the fact that welfare and food stamp and welfare subsidies to the children of illegal immigrants are nothing at all but subsidies for corporations. Just why do the liberal fatcats want welfare and illegal immigrants? Can you imagine them actually paying a living wage? The unions long ago took to ignoring the American worker in favor of cuddling up with the bureaucrats who now make up the overwhelming majority of union members.

  211. Anonymous

    Please note that the wealthy tend to be be Democrats these days, and the middle class (what is left of it) Republican. Corporate America is *delighted* with ObamaCare – as more than one industry consultant has noted, no company wants to be the first to dump benefits and face the PR damage – but they all intend to be second.

  212. Fred Derf

    Ted Nugent is irrelevant on this day. He dodged the draft by getting a 4F (unfit to serve) by walking around a week going to the bathroom in his pants and showing up for his draft physical that way. His own words, his own story. So, coward? Unfit to serve is true. If he is so patriotic and brave, why has he never done a USO show in a combat zone, lot's of other 'hollywood liburals' have If he couldn't serve in military, he's pretty pathetic. Same as Willard, 4 deferments, 5 1/2 years in France hiding from the draft as a door-to-door salesman for the mormon church. Clinton, never got a deferment, his number was never pulled. Dick Cheney's number was (5 deferments), Rush Limbuagh's was (another 4F for anal cysts (how do you get those?)), George Bush's was (he jumped the line to get into the guard), Willard's was (already talked about that). What's wrong with these people that they couldn't answer the call of their country when they were needed, but somehow now think they're the answer to this country's problems?

  213. Anonymous

    Ted is nothing but a bonafide Vietnam War draft dodger. Now he is a chickenhawk. How pathetic.

  214. Anonymous

    Ted, Cat Scratch Fever and your 15 minutes of fame were over in the mid-70s. Grab your gun and go home please. Although you are at least worth hearing out, the other has-beens like Donald Trump are just a comedy act.

  215. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe you need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  216. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe you need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  217. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe you need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  218. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe you need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  219. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe you need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  220. Johnny Jackson

    Ted you need to wake up! Ted, Go and fetch your loaded weapon hold it between your eyes and tell yourself to shut up and listen for one minute! I have been a fan of your music for decades now! I am also a Disc Jockey who has spent thousands of dollars in the last 35 plus years on your music, concerts, bows, posters, hats, shirts and more! I have paid taxes on every bit of it! I remember in the early 70's when I was watching the news every night as a child. The count's coming back from the war my Father spent six years in. Hoping like hell my Father was not just a number! He did not have to go back for a second time! But he chose too! He had a choice to stay with his wife and six children or go back. He was a Purple Heart recipient three time's! I remember talking with a man who was a gunner in a helicopter on top of a roof in Saigon. My father ran up to him under fire and put two women and their children on the helicopter. Then turned back to go save more lives! The gunner tried twice to get him to leave one of the women and go because they would not be coming back for him! He told him his mission would not be complete if he did not try to save every life he could! People like you Ted hide behind your weapons instead of having the balls to step up and face the weapons of mass destruction in this country! For instance! You can't blame people for sneaking across the border so they will have a better life! Take the CEO of Tyson Chicken, Iowa Beef or any other major corporation that hires them. Put them in prison for ten years and they will hire the good ole AMERICANS back! Sam had a great vision! But then he died! Now 97% of what you buy in Wal-Mart Is made in another country! Mostly China! Who now owns most of this country! By the way Ted I noticed they are still selling your stuff! I see you want to run your mouth! But you won't boycott them! Look at your own hometown! The people who helped make you rich and famous! Detroit the great Motor City is going down in flames! Because of the WMD's while you bitch like a bitch, drink your expensive wine and wine about it! It's time to buy back America Ted! But the Unions want more! The CEO's want more! You want more! Hell I lost everything to a flood six years ago! Lost everything my kid's and I had! Our whole life! Our home owners insurance would not cover anything! Because in the fine print it said we did not live in a flood plane! Then FEMA wants to hand me a $5200.00 check that would not even cover the money I spent in five years on you Ted! As a Chef, and Disc Jockey for twenty five years! A six year Veteran of the good ole U.S.A. ARMY. I have paid over a Quarter of a Million dollars in taxes in my life! Not including City, County and State Taxes!!! I also believe in the 2nd Amendment, welfare reform and freedom of speech! I also believe the people who support your ass with Zebra striped Hummers, mass collections of weapons, nice home's, safaris, and all the ammo you can buy! Need a break from the people you call giver's! Every once in a while you have to stick your head above the clouds. Take a good look around you! Evaluate the situation that surrounds you and then adjust! But then I just have to blow it all off and keep on giving! For the simple fact! This country was built on murder, deceit, greed and control. I don’t like control Ted! Do you? I am a Free Man in my heart, soul and mind Ted! Are You? Remember the People of the South wind Ted? Remember the tribes of native America Ted? The Great White Buffalo along with the herds of Buffalo peacefully grazing on the plains? Maybe you need to listen to Iron Maiden Ted! Run to the hills would be a good song for you right now Ted! You look good in a Chiefs head dress on stage Ted! But you are no Chief Ted! You want to know my greatest strength Ted? I have learned to forgive! Something my Mother, Father and ancestors taught me! You are such an angry man Ted! It makes you bitter and weak! You project negative waves Ted! Where’s the Positive waves Ted? The next time you are on stage Ted? Remember all of those People like me will be in the crowd! With peace of mind and spirit! Supporting, giving, loving the music, Because of the awesome arsenal of artillery you transform from your heart and soul into the music you play! I wouldn’t miss it for the world! You are such a talented musician and entertainer Ted! But you really suck at life’s lessons! Peace be with you soon Ted! I pray and hope very soon! I’m going to go listen to some Kansas now Ted! Because I’m not in the mood for your music right now Ted! Maybe if everyone would listen to more Kansas they would learn some really interesting views on life! Till next time! Carry on our wayward son, There will be peace when you are done! Lay your weary head to rest Don’t you cry no more!

  221. Christian Magee

    I am from Mississippi and I think your data is great. It shows why we conservatives in red states feel so strongly about entitlements. We see it first hand in or states. I have a small farm, and work a full time job to make ends meet, at the same time I see others that do nothing and seem to have as much as me or more than I have. Many people do not understand that many farmer and small business owners gross more than $250,000 per year but after expenses take home less than $50,000 per year, and that may take the entire family to do so. The next time you see a old man busting his butt working on a small farm remember this is that EVIL RICH GUY we have heard about. Your data also show how far removed the blue states are from the problems of the entitlement class. Mr Nugent is a maker that is surrounded by takers. I think you should take a trip to a red state, and see for yourself how disheartening it is to work hard for the "greater good", when the "greater good" is sitting on their rear.

  222. Anonymous

    Ted, you “earned" your cash pimping sex, drugs and rock-n-roll!
    I'm all for that stuff, Theodore.
    But don't start making moralistic judgments now!
    There are people out there who legitimately need the help of others in the society we’ve created.
    Fred Bear is eating out of garbage cans in Yellowstone.

  223. Patrick Frye

    One huge part missing in this analysis is that federal tax brackets are uniform per state despite the cost of living index, and also the average income, being quite different among states. The 2012 Federal poverty guideline is $15,130 for 2 people. I know friends who make about that and don't consider themselves "poor" (keep in mind we don't live near Democratic-leaning Orlando, Tampa, or Miami). Even so, they don't pay federal income taxes because of uniform tax brackets and deductions.

    http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Cost-of-Living1.png
    http://www.missourieconomy.org/images/indicators/cost_of_living/col_map1_2012_q2.jpg

    A quick google search shows that a "New Yorker would have to make $123,322 a year to have the same standard of living as someone making $50,000 in Houston." And Houston is considerably more expensive than where I live.

    In short, in regards to this comparison the "makers" are those who are being taxed the most.

  224. Johnny Jackson

    I don't do pills! None of you really get it do you! Sometime's you have to build a bridge! Meet in the middle! Agree to do whats best for the whole village and then get over it! Both sides cry like a Bitch. But won't do anything about it. The people on the right and left are both guilty. You take for granted the live's of my Father and his Fathers dying for money hungry control freaks on Wall Street who take pills everyday just so they can live with themselves! Who right in front of everyone's eye's rip off the American people. Then ask for more and get it! Now you want to rip the future of my children? You better wake up Marine! It's been going on for decades now! I have paid my dues with almost a quarter of a million dollars in taxes in 30 years. Six years in the ARMY! Everything I have I own outright. No loans! No credit cards! You can kill me! But you can't eat me! Maybe you should read the whole comment before you shoot off your mouth! P.S. Ted is no Warrior! He think's he is! He's not part of the cure! He's part of the disease! Boo Rah!!

  225. Johnny Jackson

    White man came across the sea
    He brought us pain and misery

    He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
    He took our game for his own need

    We fought him hard, we fought him well
    Out on the plains we gave him hell

    But many came, too much for Cree
    Oh will we ever be set free

    Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes
    Galloping hard on the plains

    Chasing the redskins back to their holes
    Fighting them at their own game

    Murder for freedom the stab in the back
    Woman and children, a cowards attack

    Run to the hills – run for your lives
    Run to the hills – run for your lives

    Soldier blue in the barren wastes
    Hunting and killing's a game

    Raping the woman and wasting the man
    "The only good injins are tame"

    Selling them whiskey and taking their gold
    Enslaving the young and destroying the old

    Run to the hills – run for your lives
    Run to the hills – run for your lives

    Run to the hills – run for your lives
    Run to the hills – run for your lives

  226. Johnny Jackson

    White man came across the sea
    He brought us pain and misery

    He killed our tribes, he killed our creed
    He took our game for his own need

    We fought him hard, we fought him well
    Out on the plains we gave him hell

    But many came, too much for Cree
    Oh will we ever be set free

    Riding through dustclouds and barren wastes
    Galloping hard on the plains

    Chasing the redskins back to their holes
    Fighting them at their own game

    Murder for freedom the stab in the back
    Woman and children, a cowards attack

    Run to the hills – run for your lives
    Run to the hills – run for your lives

    Soldier blue in the barren wastes
    Hunting and killing's a game

    Raping the woman and wasting the man
    "The only good injins are tame"

    Selling them whiskey and taking their gold
    Enslaving the young and destroying the old

    Run to the hills – run for your lives
    Run to the hills – run for your lives

    Run to the hills – run for your lives
    Run to the hills – run for your lives

  227. Rob Wolfman Whiteman

    lol@ some of these hate filled comments goin back and forth. ok so…i don't particularly like Ted Nugent NOT for political reasons but because I think he is a dick. this is MY opinion, not anyone elses. some people LIKE him and this is their opinion. this is called freedom of speech. its not something that comes into play just because you think you are right. its something that is there for everyone and EVERYONE has a right to post his/her opinion without getting trolled by some of the timewasters here. grow up and let people have their say without jumping all over them. have a nice day :)

  228. Anonymous

    What at moron who wrote this article. My sister has worked for Walmart for years (starting from the bottom), worked hard and has not taken a dime from any government agency that she didn't pay in. What this moron is missing out on is that there are lazy, useless people that don't want to do a honest days labor to earn their way. The unwed mothers churning out babies without being responsible. Those are the takers. They provide nothing of benefit to society.

    Walmart are the makers. They pay taxes (that feed the lazy ass government teet suckers). These left wing idiots have no concept of reality. They just want control of a "welfare state". Looks like we will be what Greece has become.

  229. Kim LaCapria

    Just out of curiosity, how do these unwed mothers churn out babies alone? That's amazing. Medical science needs to learn of this!

  230. Anonymous

    Ted Nugent is right? Really? He is a psycho who hates anyone who is different than him and he judges people who are poor. He's right? He is a gun lover and his candidate lost. He's right? Laughable!

  231. Brian Joe Holmes

    As a level headed Democrat I agree with David Patton It is extremists on both sides that are keeping anything from getting done in Washington. Part of living in this great country is being able to think for yourself and express your thoughts. We don't always have to agree. However, people seem to have lost the ability to debate in a civil manner without taking it personal. If one is passionate about an issue that is one thing. If one hates a group of people because they disagree with them that is ignorance and shows that the individual is not emotionally mature enough to even have a conversation regarding politics. To insult everyone whose ever had to lean on an entitlement program as lazy and selfish illustrates an extremely limited way of thinking. I have worked most of my adult life and paid taxes like everyone else. When I lost my job do to downsizing I had to collect foodstamps for a time to feed me and my family. It wasn't something I wanted and certainly not something I aspired to, but I was sure glad that option was available. I busted my hump to find another job that pays a liveable wage and now once again I am working and paying taxes. These programs are not a bad thing if used for what they are supposed to be used for. Anyone, unless your a millionaire like Ted Nugent, could be in the unemployment line tomorrow and its nice to know that there's a safety net if you need it. However, there are people who take advantage of these programs but with a little oversight this can be fixed. But to insult an individual because they got a little help for a short time is absolutely ridiculous and to assume everyone in these programs is sitting on their ass depending on these programs to live off of for life is not the case. Life is complex. Every situation should be looked at accordingly. To just lump things together in two neat little categories is unrealistic and ridiculous. Anyone with that much hate obviously has something else going on in their life they need to deal with. I have no problem seeing some of my tax dollars go to help others if its people who really need it and use it as its supposed to be used, as a very temporary safety net until they get back on their feet. If a healthy functioning individual actually aspires to be on welfare their whole life and just sucks off the system without putting in anything, I agree that is selfish and lazy. But you cannot lump everyone on these programs into that category. Many of these people are hardworking Americans who just fell on some hard times.

  232. Rob Wolfman Whiteman

    you fuckin short sighted moron. dont you get it? you are an illegal immigrant settling down on a bed of blood. ALL non native americans are. if we apply your logic then everyone in the usa should be kicked out. i think you need a dose of reality pal because your brain seems to have sharted all over this page

  233. Rob Wolfman Whiteman

    thank you for posting this Brian. this has been the most sensible, straight from the hip post that has been posted here so far. you nailed it perfectly and it was a pleasure to read after the venomous chitter going on. imagine where we would all be if we hadnt had a safety net of some kind during our lives….be it our families, friends or just the help of strangers. be it physical, mental or financial help. none of us would be where we are now and this is the point. safety nets have to be in place to protect our countries population as a whole. it isnt perfect and wont ever be perfect because there will always be he odd few that abuse the system. not just the welfare system but the political system…in fact any system can and will be abused mainly because of greed which is inherent in the human race. you cannot just say anyone asking for something is a taker and the rest are givers. life isnt that black and white. not only are there many shades of grey in between but theres also many reasons behind. maybe if some of the people commenting here stopped with the witch hunt and instead maybe thought to offer some positive construtcive criticism like you have Brian, then maybe the system wouldnt be as badly damaged as it is. i truly hope that everyone else who has been posting here will take time to read the updated posts as yours is a perfect eye opener and a fantastic example of just how a little understanding and thought can go a very long way. once again, thank you. it was a pleasure to read this :)