Wanna guess? Yep, the swath of southern states from South Carolina to New Mexico, that raw underbelly of the south, suck up the gravy from taxes. And the top states that pay up? My goodness, California and New York, those bastions of social welfare.
Oh, and I forgot Alaska, where real men and women want to live without government intervention. Per capita the number one recipient of fed money.
“There are serious economists who study the difference between what our states pay in taxes and how much they get in return from the U.S. government. These people generally don’t draw political, let along moral, judgments from these numbers.”