Tax The Rich States

Courtesy of Instapundit, we have this story:

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced Thursday that Virginia has finished its fiscal year with a surplus of $544.8 million through higher-than-expected tax revenue and savings.

And suddenly, the idea comes to me: The Federal Government should tax the rich states!

I mean, why should the fiscally prudent legislators and governor in Virginia get to keep that surplus? I believe when you spread the wealth around states, it’s good for everyone, especially California, New York, Illinois, and other blue state fiscal disaster areas.

Plus, it punishes the mostly red states and encourages them to spill every drop of taxpayer sweat they can.

Damn, it’s a good thing I’m not a Democratic strategist. I’m awful devious.