Red States Feed at Federal Trough, Blue States Supply the Feed

Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat ) 2012/04/04 14:51:55
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This Report was done before the Economic Meltdown, so we can not blame this on the economy

The Tax Foundation has released a fascinating report showing which states benefit from federal tax and spending policies, and which states foot the bill.

US 50 States MapThe
report shows that of the 32 states (and the District of Columbia) that
are "winners" -- receiving more in federal spending than they pay in
federal taxes -- 76% are Red States that voted for George Bush in 2000.
Indeed, 17 of the 20 (85%) states receiving the most federal spending
per dollar of federal taxes paid are Red States. Here are the Top 10
states that feed at the federal trough (with Red States highlighted in

States Receiving Most in Federal Spending Per Dollar of Federal Taxes Paid:

1. D.C. ($6.17)

2. North Dakota ($2.03)

3. New Mexico ($1.89)

4. Mississippi ($1.84)

5. Alaska ($1.82)

6. West Virginia ($1.74)

7. Montana ($1.64)

8. Alabama ($1.61)

9. South Dakota ($1.59)

10. Arkansas ($1.53)

In contrast, of the 16 states that are "losers" -- receiving less in
federal spending than they pay in federal taxes -- 69% are Blue States
that voted for Al Gore in 2000. Indeed, 11 of the 14 (79%) of the states
receiving the least federal spending per dollar of federal taxes paid
are Blue States. Here are the Top 10 states that supply feed for the
federal trough (with Blue States highlighted in bold):

States Receiving Least in Federal Spending Per Dollar of Federal Taxes Paid:

1. New Jersey ($0.62)

2. Connecticut ($0.64)

3. New Hampshire ($0.68)

4. Nevada ($0.73)

5. Illinois ($0.77)

6. Minnesota ($0.77)

7. Colorado ($0.79)

8. Massachusetts ($0.79)

9. California ($0.81)

10. New York ($0.81)
Two states -- Florida
and Oregon (coincidentally, the two closest states in the 2000
Presidential election) -- received $1.00 in federal spending for each
$1.00 in federal taxes paid.
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  • Q 2012/04/08 19:14:44
    I live in a red state
    Yes I live in a red state where my one of my elected representatives complained loudly about the runaway govt. spending only to later go around the state posing with an oversized stimulus check telling us how he is bringing home federal money to help repair our crumbling infrastructure and provide jobs. Frigging hypocrite! ase
  • The Mosher 2012/04/08 16:37:42
    I live in a Blue State
    The Mosher
    shoulda grabbed this article instead of the one i used
  • Gยเtคг ... The Mosher 2012/04/08 16:38:43
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    which one did you use?
  • The Mosher Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/08 16:51:39
    The Mosher
    It's in one of my questions I got a bunch of BS replies from a guy who whined cause D.C. wasn't a red state and went into semantics.
  • Gยเtคг ... The Mosher 2012/04/08 16:52:17
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
  • goinpostal 2012/04/08 15:57:29
    I live in a Blue State
    Does Sarah Palin shes No#5.
  • Queen B 2012/04/08 15:01:07
    I live in a Blue State
    Queen B
    Actually I live in a purple state that went blue in 2008, but red in 2010, and the asshats who always complain about entitlements are certainly enjoying them.
  • Gยเtคг ... Queen B 2012/04/08 16:39:30
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    I live in a red state. We are now losing those entitlements
  • Queen B Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/08 18:39:27 (edited)
    Queen B
    Don't ya just love a repub governor and legislature? We're looking to kick ours out of the statehouse asap.
  • Gยเtคг ... Queen B 2012/04/08 19:13:04
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    Ours is leaving because his term is up. I wouldn't mind a republican governor if he did what he said he was going to do and not do what he said he wouldn't do. Ours is a liar and our union supported him because he said he would not make Indiana a Right to work state. I do not hate the Republican party, i just hate what they have become. There are some on the left that i would not mind seeing lose their jobs either.
  • Queen B Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/09 00:40:52
    Queen B
    Agreed, but as my grandfather used to tell me, if you're a working man, vote democrat, if you've got all the money and everything you need, vote republican. Ohio's fire and police unions helped put Kasich in as governor of this state and as soon as he had taken office he was screwing those very people who helped elect him. They soon found out what he and the Koch brothers had in mind. He got his SB 5 bill thrown back at him with a referendum. I know there are democrats who should not be in office because they have been there too long or are no longer effective, but I trust republicans even less. This current incarnation of what constitutes a republican is nothing more than bought and paid for shills for the Koch brothers, ALEC and the other corporatists who think the rest of us are just here to serve their purpose.
  • Gยเtคг ... Queen B 2012/04/09 02:11:29
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    i was always told the same thing, but i bet half of those here complaining about democrats are not rich. Boy were they lied too
  • Queen B Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/09 02:15:04
    Queen B
    That is why the pols started with the wedge issues that involve religion and abortion. Gets the base all riled so they can retain their votes - even if it means voting against their own economic interest.
  • Gยเtคг ... Queen B 2012/04/09 02:22:53
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    you are one smart cookie :))
  • Queen B Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/09 02:27:14
    Queen B
    LOL! You ain't so bad yourself my friend! = )
  • Gยเtคг ... Queen B 2012/04/09 02:28:12
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    well i am not need the smartest cookie in the package, i have to rely on common sense. LoL
  • Queen B Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/09 02:29:48
    Queen B
    Common sense isn't so common anymore, so it's a weapon to be used against those who don't have it. They never see ya coming! lol
  • Gยเtคг ... Queen B 2012/04/09 02:32:07
  • Queen B Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/09 02:33:02
    Queen B
  • Gยเtคг ... Queen B 2012/04/09 02:35:51
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    Have a good night QB. i have to get up at 4:30 so i gotta go.
    animated Wink
  • Queen B Gยเtคг ... 2012/04/09 02:39:17
    Queen B
    Oh my! Get to bed!
  • Sinpac 2012/04/08 13:23:26
    I live in a red state
    Gee! This article really shocks me. NOT!
  • sjalan 2012/04/08 05:03:51
    I live in a Blue State
    That's right and pretty soon more of the Blue States are going to tell the Feds to screw off and start keeping the funds they are handing over to the Feds

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