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Old 04-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Status: "there are no kings inside the gates of Eden" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Default Worst 10 States: Federal Dollars Received vs Federal Taxes Paid

The Tax Foundation - Federal Spending Received Per Dollar of Taxes Paid by State, 2005

2005 Figures (A brief review of annual data from 1981 thru 2005 showed state rankings to be fairly consistent from year-to-year)

Federal Spending Received per Dollar of Taxes Paid

10 Biggest Receivers
1. New Mexico $2.03
2. Mississippi $2.02
3. Alaska $1.84
4. Louisiana $1.78
5. West Virginia $1.76
6. North Dakota $1.68
7. Alabama $1.66
8. South Dakota $1.53
9. Kentucky $1.51
10. Virginia $1.51

10 Biggest Donators
1. New Jersey $0.61
2. Nevada $0.65
3. Connecticut $0.69
4. New Hampshire $0.71
5. Minnesota $0.72
6. Illinois $0.75
7. Delaware $0.77
8. California $0.78
9. New York $0.79
10. Colorado $0.81
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Again, do these figures include things like Social Security, money for military bases? Why is the only year going around for 2005? I bet this year California will be very near the top, after all, arent they pretty much bankrupt?
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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What?!?! I'm number 3, with the best senators money can buy? I demand a recount!
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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Ironic considering MT & TX are thinking they could do better if they secede. They did better or about broke even, and Ca, NY, NJ have in a sense been paying their way all along.

Maybe NJ, NV, MN, CT & NH should drive to montana and cruise to alaska to stage tea party protests accusing them of deadbeat socialist welfare state???

Anyone know how to interpret that DC $$? Is that the capital/ white house budget? <weg>
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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No surprize the red states aren't carrying their weight.. MAybe we would be better off we let them go?
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Originally Posted by Ghengis View Post
The Tax Foundation - Federal Spending Received Per Dollar of Taxes Paid by State, 2005

2005 Figures (A brief review of annual data from 1981 thru 2005 showed state rankings to be fairly consistent from year-to-year)

Federal Spending Received per Dollar of Taxes Paid

10 Biggest Receivers
1. New Mexico $2.03
2. Mississippi $2.02
3. Alaska $1.84
4. Louisiana $1.78
5. West Virginia $1.76
6. North Dakota $1.68
7. Alabama $1.66
8. South Dakota $1.53
9. Kentucky $1.51
10. Virginia $1.51

10 Biggest Donators
1. New Jersey $0.61
2. Nevada $0.65
3. Connecticut $0.69
4. New Hampshire $0.71
5. Minnesota $0.72
6. Illinois $0.75
7. Delaware $0.77
8. California $0.78
9. New York $0.79
10. Colorado $0.81
so where's the list of porkulus recipients?
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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No surprize the red states aren't carrying their weight.. MAybe we would be better off we let them go?
Wow, they sound like welfare recipients and all those people who benefit from social programs, Too bad liberals are too disingenuous to complain about them.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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You all also seem to have missed the fact that Democrat-dominated Washington DC put's all the read states to shame spending $5.55 for every one dollar they pay. And you were pissed at the $2 the red states were spending.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I noticed it said taxes paid. That means it doesn't include all the off shore drilling leases paid to the federal government. If that was included then Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi's money to the federal government would go way up.
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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New Mexico doesn't surprise me... they have Los Alamos and other government sponsored labs. Plus, they're small in population (~1-2 million).

Alaska has oil fields and wildlife preserves, and again, a small populace (~700K) to pay taxes out. No surprise there.

Louisiana is poor, and they had that giant hurricane there. They have all those FEMA trailors and federal aid (and the bureaucracy that comes with it).

Virginia has NoVA. That contains the CIA, the Pentagon, field offices for various GSEs and agencies, etc.. Again, no surprise there.

The Dakotas get farm subsidies. So do WV, Kentucky, and parts of Mississippi. There are a lot of unemployed there, too, so no surprise.

I'm surprised that Nevada is a donor state with all of the military funding it gets.
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