Friday, August 19, 2011

Is Your State a Screwer or a Screwee? or Who Receives More in Federal Largess than they Pay in Taxes

From The Economist:
...New York transferred over $950 billion to the rest of America’s fiscal union from 1990 to 2009. But relative to the size of its economy, Delaware made the biggest contribution, equivalent to more than twice its 2009 GDP. These calculations are based on tax figures provided by the Internal Revenue Service (which used to bracket Washington, DC, with Maryland) and federal spending numbers provided by the Census Bureau, which ignores spending on international programmes and interest payments...MORE

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