How many times have you heard what a draw those Blue States on the government…..all those programs that are draining the treasury with their liberal BS? How many times?
The problem with that accusation is that it is pure bullsh*t…a “big lie”…..
States run by Republicans are far more dependent upon the help of the federal government than their Democratic-run counterparts, based on the latest annual study from Wallethub.com.
In ranking the 50 states, the financial website listed 11 red states among the 12 most dependent upon Washington D.C. No fewer than 19 of the 25 of the most-dependent states were Republican dominated. Conversely, 12 of the 14 states least dependent on the federal government were run by Democrats.
“Blue states are less dependent on federal government than red states,” the site observed, noting that in its 50-state ranking, red states ranked 20.68 in dependency to Washington DC, versus a much lower average ranking of 30.32 for blue states.
I live in deep red Mississippi and the residents for the most part hate government programs that gives free money to those that they feel do not deserve it.
And yet Mississippi is in the top ten states that depend on government funds to continue their existence.
In 2020 Mississippi was number 4….in 2021 we are still the fourth highest recipient of federal funds….
The U.S. is a federal republic, meaning that power is held by both the central federal government, located in Washington, D.C., and by the governments of every state and territory that make up the union. But the “division of powers” isn’t as simple as it seems — and neither is the division of finances, since states rely on the federal government for money and various programs to help them operate. With all this in mind, SmartAsset crunched the numbers to see which states are the most dependent on the federal government.
To do this, we considered data on all 50 states across the following metrics: the federal share of state government revenue, the ratio of federal funding to income taxes paid, the percentage of workers employed by the federal government and the ratio of median earnings for federal workers to median earnings for private for-profit workers. For details on our data sources and how we put all the information together to create our final rankings, check out the Data and Methodology section at the end.
This is SmartAsset’s 2021 study on states most dependent on the federal government. Check out the 2020 version here.
It always amazes me just how damn ignorant people can be……even when federal handouts benefit them and they still hate those that receive them…..
The voter in Mississippi has always voted against their best interests….just how stupid can they be.
Is your state cited?
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