Blue states are paying to support red states

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    The top 10 highest net contributors to the federal budget are all blue. For every dollar that New Jersey pays in federal taxes, for example, they only get $0.55 back, therefore they are a heavy net contributor. They get 55% of the taxes they pay to the federal government back. The remaining 45% goes to cover other states. The top 10:

    New Jersey 55%
    Connecticut 66%
    New Hampshire 67%
    Minnesota 69%
    Illinois 73%
    Nevada 73%
    Massachusetts 77%
    California 79%
    Colorado 79%
    New York 79%

    On the other hand, 7 of the 10 largest net consumers of federal funds relative to what they pay in are red. For example, Alaska gets $1.87 back for every $1 they put in, so they're getting 187% of what they put in. The 10 worst:

    South Dakota 149%
    Montana 158%
    Hawaii 160%
    Virginia 166%
    Alabama 171%
    North Dakota 173%
    Mississippi 177%
    West Virginia 183%
    Alaska 187%
    New Mexico 200%

    http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/sr139.pdf
     
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    Thanks. Wow. I had no idea I was in the top 5 of the top chart.
     
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    Does this mean the liberal philosophy is superior to the conservative philosophy. If so why?
     
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    That's about as likely as only a mere 6% of scientists being Republican.

    Oh wait!

    Oops.

    Nevermind.
     

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