Thursday, October 14, 2010

Red State welfare?

Over at The Marmot's Hole, D.L. Barch and WeikuBoy are talking about how "blue states" such as California prop up "red states" in terms of Federal taxes. Here's what they're talking about:


This site has a list with relative dollar amounts per dollar sent to Washington. This site has total dollars sent. Here's a similar report from 2004, and a news report on this from 2005.

I have no dog in this fight, being a resident of both California (a propper-upper) and Hawaii (a welfare queen). Frankly, I can see why some states may need more money than others, so I don't have a big problem with it, but I do see the STFU disgruntlement of those in blue states when red state voters complain about taxes.

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