The chart Mitt Romney has to explain if he thinks "culture" makes Israel richer than Palestine

Your move, Mittens.

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As of 2010, the average Democratic state received $1.24 in benefits for every dollar of federal taxes paid, while the average Republican state received $1.49. If culture affects economics... does that mean that liberalism is better than conservativism? Your move, Mitt.

Mitt Romney in Israel. Photograph: Getty Images

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.