The extent to which the average American's tax burden varies based on his or her state of residence represents a significant point of differentiation among state economies. But it's only one piece of the puzzle.
What if, for example, a particular state can afford not to tax its residents at high rates because it receives disproportionately more funding from the federal government than states with apparently oppressive tax codes? That would change the narrative significantly, revealing federal dependence where bold, efficient stewardship was once thought to preside.
Most federally dependent states....
Wait for it.....
3 New Mexico
5 West Virginia
6 South Carolina
#6 - they are only opposed to 'other people' getting that sweet sweet gov't money. they also love socialism, as evidenced by how they love the military, which is the largest socialist organization ever.
they are only opposed to 'other people' getting that sweet sweet gov't money. they also love socialism, as evidenced by how they love the military, which is the largest socialist organization ever.
They also love the social net programs they deride when it's the "others" using them.
I live in #4 on the list (Alabama).
Aside from the regular farm subsidies, and welfare, etc (the regular social programs that all states get), we get a large amount of Defense dollars, some of which are in the black budget. In my area, we have Nasa and we have a huge defense industry that has grown up around it. It is impossible to calculate how much this really is or what it's being used for.
I was recently offered a new job and it is in indirect support of these things. And yes, I did take the job.
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