I am seceding with the City of Austin!
It is silly, childish and Texas, threatens this every chance they get! The majority of Texans do not support it so I doubt they are going anywhere. But they better be careful they could wind up a much smaller state or country.
As far as Texas supporting the Nation financially… yes they do, like everyone else in this country and for that support they have quite often reaped the reward of those entitlements they scream so loud about.
The whole planet had to put up with the Bush for 8 years, and we who had him as Governor had an additional 4 years on our sentence. So I am sure those that don't like President Obama can deal with him for 4 more years.
There's never been a law yet that didn't have a ridiculous consequence in some unusual situation; there's probably never been a government program that didn't accidentally benefit someone it wasn't intended to. Most people who work in government understand that what you do about it is fix the problem -- you don't just attack the whole government. --- Molly Ivens!