Because if they do that the people of the red states won't pay for things like roads and schools, just cool things like NASCAR and shotguns.
Obviously I'm talking about corporate and personal welfare programs. I'm not talking about government infrastructure. I realize the benefit in roads.
I don't think that people realize how much more expensive some goods and services are *beacuse* they are being subsidized. The government rarely seems to pay a correct amount for these things. Plus subsidies drive up demand which drives up costs.