Anyhow, just a couple of observations from the interactive maps:
- Veterans' benefits, for all of the stories about reforming such programs to save money, are such a drop in the bucket compared to the other social spending. But it is easy to understand--few veterans, heaps of entitled old folks. So, the money goes to the older folks.
- Unemployment Insurance, which is very cyclical in general, is, in this map, going to the coasts and to the upper midwest. You would think that these folks would tilt Democratic in the next election since the GOP has tried to limit extensions. California is, well, over-determined. But if Ohio, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania go GOP in the next election, they deserve what they get.