taxes, blue states, and red states

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    Do you realize how it sucks to be a liberal and listen to all the whining Conservatives? Constantly crying in their beer instead of going out and getting a job.

    We liberals in the blue states have to subsidize their lazy asses. Here is a list of states that recieve more from the federal government than they put in.

    1. D.C. ($6.17)
    2. North Dakota ($2.03)
    3. New Mexico ($1.89)
    4. Mississippi ($1.84)
    5. Alaska ($1.82)
    6. West Virginia ($1.74)
    7. Montana ($1.64)
    8. Alabama ($1.61)
    9. South Dakota ($1.59)
    10. Arkansas ($1.53)

    And a list of states that recieve less.

    New Jersey ($0.62)
    2. Connecticut ($0.64)
    3. New Hampshire ($0.68)
    4. Nevada ($0.73)
    5. Illinois ($0.77)
    6. Minnesota ($0.77)
    7. Colorado ($0.79)
    8. Massachusetts ($0.79)
    9. California ($0.81)
    10. New York ($0.81)

    Come on, fellows, can't you get off of your lazy asses just once?
     
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    Sounds to me like youd prefer it if the Federal government didn't have as much of your tax money to give to people who are lazy.

    Welcome to the conservative movement.
     
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    Hey Elvis, no need to take it personal.
     
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    well since I live in a blue state, I guess it doesn't matter.
     
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    Too bad, so sad.

    That's what you get for living the lie that you're doing everyone a big fat favor by being a Fabian do-gooder.
     
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    Did you research those states' (and district's) budgets yourself to get those numbers or did someone else do that work? If the latter, you need to credit them and preferably give the rest of us the source so that we can look at the methodology.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I've said this before that most of those red states are rural areas so if you spend just as much money on a rural red state as blue state the ratio of the money spent vs money taxed per person is going to be higher.

    Its interesting to note that the same people that throw this stat out don't tell you how much per state tax dollars are being spent.
     
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    got a link for any of that, i would be interested in see more.

    or is this just your own "research"?
     
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    Red States have smaller populations and still have the same number of Senators. This puts them in a position to receive more percapita than populated states.

    They also have a disproportionate number of military bases which recieve more federal aid
     
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    TaxProf Blog: Red States Feed at Federal Trough, Blue States Supply the Feed
     
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