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Old 08-31-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Again it's utah.

If your using federal money to prop your state government or or to help your economy..really you are subservient to the federal government and it's will. Also this lead to a "state" (not individuals) that is not self sufficient.
Basically alot states that think they are self sufficient at this point are getting federal handouts in the form of subsidies/progams of all sorts.
I'll agree to that wholeheartedly. More than a few states that like to claim "independence" and yet suck away freely at the government teat. Alaska is pretty bad, most of the Southern States too. The West Coast and Northeast put in much more than they get out so presumably they could actually survive best on their own.

 
Old 08-27-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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Im 100% sure it's New Hampshire. They are by far the most independently-minded state in the Union and there motto is Live Free or Die. They are the most free state in the nation and have no income or sales taxes. They also have many old villages and buildings from the colonial era.
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