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# Is it fair that people in these States get more money back from the Federal Government than they pay in?

This is the money that is paid to each State's government vs what they pay in.

And these States are the ones paying for them.
New Jersey receives 0.61 for each tax dollar paid. Nevada receives 0.65 per tax dollar paid. Connecticut receives 0.69 for each tax dollar paid New Hampshire receives 0.71 for each tax dollar it pays. Minnesota receives 0.72 per tax dollar paid. Illinois receives 0.75 for each tax dollar it pays. Delaware receives 0.77 per tax dollar paid. California receives 0.78 per tax dollar paid.

http://www.visualeconomics.com/united-st…

To be clear, the Federal Government collects the taxes then gives the money to the States for them to spend. 60% of the budgets of all States combined comes from the money the Federal Government gives them.

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Yes, that's why people talk about the "Little Red Welfare States". The politicians who rant the most about Pork are usually the ones representing states that get most of it.

To be fair, depending on what's used to calculate the data, states with large federal installations like military bases may show more federal money coming in than tax monies going out.

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That is what I see.

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• by NDMA
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You might have a valid point if the dollars going out equaled the dollars coming in. The fact is at this point the Federal Government is spending 1.40 cents for every dollar it takes in. There is a very simple solution to this. Eliminate those programs where the federal government sends dollars back to the states (after eating up 25 to 30 cents on administrative expenses) reduce taxes accordingly and let the states set up and fund their own programs. This way no state gets 'short changed'.
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• by Sarah
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No, it isn't fair. If Republicans and Republican states want the government out of their lives, why in the world are we bailing out these states every single year? Let them get to know the 'free market capitalism' way of life they love so much. They just need to work harder and stop being so lazy, from what I hear.
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I don't know what is wrong with that, it is straight out of the Socialist playbook: From each according to their ability, To each according to their need.

Isn't socialism Wonderful? Don't you just want More of it?

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• by imaxkr
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You just made a great case for reduced federal spending and the reduction of the size of the federal government.
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• by gomanyes
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Notice how it's the liberal states that get shafted here.
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• by Daniel
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Cut out farm subsides and see what happens to those figures.
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The government has certain social programs

They funding for those programs go to where they people using those programs live.

So that generally means, liberals states which are mostly white, get less than they pay

And conservative states, where the minority population lives, gets more money than they pay

2. If you don't like it, stop asking for all those social programs

Or stop the liberal states from being the most racially segregated states according to the US Census, so more minorities will move there.