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Old 08-03-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Can anyone explain why the State of Minnesota seems to be such an anomaly in this article?

America's fiscal union: The red and the black | The Economist
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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HA HA Delaware, Sucks to be you!
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Generally speaking the wealthier, more urbanized US states subsidize the poorer, more rural states (with the exception of Maryland and Virginia because of the huge influence the Federal Government has on their economy).

New Jersey, Illinois, New York, and California also pay more in taxes, than they recieve.

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Old 08-03-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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These data are interesting. But we should be careful not to draw too many conclusions from them.

There are different kinds of federal spending that yield different returns. Look at New Mexico, which appears to be the largest federal leech of all. Federally-funded research facilities at Los Alamos, Sandia, White Sands, and Kirtland AFB produce innovation in defense and energy that arguably benefit the whole nation. NM gets the added benefit of high-paying jobs in their economy, but it isn't a clear transfer of wealth.

I think it's time to start looking at this issue and asking questions. But we need more info to reach conclusions.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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To add to what has already been mentioned, I think the seniority of a state's congressmen/women has a lot to do with it. Multi-term people tend to make a lot of friends, lead a lot of committees, and get votes for their particular projects. North Dakota tends to re-elect incumbents and get more funds back than they pay in. Do you ever wonder how ND can have 2 AF-Bases 3 hours apart with all the base closings?
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:36 AM
 
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This data looks to basically follow per capita revenue collected by the federal government:
Federal tax revenue by state - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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To add to what has already been mentioned, I think the seniority of a state's congressmen/women has a lot to do with it. Multi-term people tend to make a lot of friends, lead a lot of committees, and get votes for their particular projects. North Dakota tends to re-elect incumbents and get more funds back than they pay in. Do you ever wonder how ND can have 2 AF-Bases 3 hours apart with all the base closings?
It makes a lot of sense in case we decide to attack Canada with a pre-emptive strike down the road.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I think it's swell that your state contributes more than it takes!

It shows that you've had a solid middle class that tends not to qualify for federal programs.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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It makes a lot of sense in case we decide to attack Canada with a pre-emptive strike down the road.
I know. That's an important thing to keep in mind. If they start hoarding the Molson and back bacon...
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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General - release the Pabst bomb!
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