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Old 11-02-2008, 03:11 AM
 
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The Tax Foundation - Federal Spending Received Per Dollar of Taxes Paid by State, 2005



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Old 11-02-2008, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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In Louisiana's defense, our state's oil leases goes to the Federal government and are not counted as taxes by the above. Also, though as a state we elected a Republican governor, our local and state politicians are majority Democrat. The majority of welfare and social spending for our state goes to Democratic party controlled areas like New Orleans. Also, what exactly was the money spent on that the chart refers to? Roads and infrastructure? Welfare? Airports?
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:30 AM
 
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Republican politicians from states like Mississippi and Alaska whine most about paying taxes to fix "urban problems" (subtext: minorities).

In reality, they get back far more for the taxes paid than those more productive urbanized "blue states". New Jersey and Nevada, for instance, get back only one third in federal spending benefits compared to Mississippi and Alaska.
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