What Atrios said about rural moochers:

I'm not serious. I don't mind that on a per capita basis many rural areas extract money from the rest of us. I just hate the narrative about the real rural heartland america where everyone's a self-reliant Galtian hero, blah blah blah...

It's the same here in Washington state as it is in the nation at large, with liberal Seattle footing the bill for much of anti-tax Eastern Washington. And like Atrios, I don't really mind subsidizing rural Washington, if that's what it takes for them to earn a decent living growing all that delicious food.

But it really pisses me off when they rail against the "big government" that makes their lifestyle possible on our dime.