#8 | POSTED BY BOAZ
You seem to think that states are more important than people. New York and California have more people than multiples of red states combined. Maybe state electoral value should be measured by their contribution to the Treasury. The opposite of "Taxation Without Representation" is "Representation According to Taxation": I'm OK with that.
Top 10: Federal taxes paid by state
Here are the ten states that pay the most in federal taxes per adult resident:
Adults in this state pay an average of $10,861 in federal taxes, making it the only state to pay over $10,000 a year. In some ways, it's a nice problem to have because they have the highest average income at $60,327.
District of Columbia
Since some of its most prominent residents are also responsible for spending the money, it seems only fitting that they should chip in for a healthy share of the cost. With an average federal tax bill of $10,625, this is the only area besides Connecticut where that figure tops $10,000.
The average adult pays $9,503 in federal taxes in this wealthy state.
Up to this point, the top three per capita tax bills went along with the top three average incomes. Not so here. New Yorkers earn a bit less than their New Jersey neighbors; but at $8,850, they pay a bit more in taxes.
Residents of New Jersey duck in just under New York with an average tax bill per adult of $8,835.
Californians pay the most federal taxes in total, but ranking tenth in per capita income drags its average tax bill per adult down to sixth at $7,424.
There are fewer than half a million adults in Wyoming, but they contribute an average of $7,393 to the federal coffers.
The average federal tax bill per adult in the state of Washington is $7,112.
Another large and fairly wealthy state, residents of Illinois pay $7,005 in federal taxes per year.
New Hampshire's small population ranked second for percent of adults filing, pushing the $6,977 tax bill per adult well over the national average.