Continuing the discussion from Statehood for Puerto Rico?:
I didn’t want to cause a hijack of the Statehood for Puerto Rico so decided to start this one.
I was stating the North East is the primary supporter of the US Federal Budget. California being less important, especially per capita. California has recovered though from their low point in the late teens so they contribute more than I realized.
No matter what, the majority of the big takers are South Eastern states and Red States in general. Virginia falls into a weird spot of not being much of a direct taker but benefitting from Federal Contracts more than any other state by far. Alaska is another big hand-out state, despite all the oil money. Really shameful.
There are many ways to evaluate this so I’m trying to link to several.
They evaluate on most Federally dependent. Alaska (surprise) is the most dependent followed by Mississippi, Kentucky & West Virginia.
Delaware is the least followed by New Jersey, Kansas (surprise) & Utah
Chart of 50 states
|Rank||State||Total Score||State Residents’ Dependency||State Government’s Dependency|
Blue States are indeed carrying Red States. No surprise there I believe.
Next article just shows Donor states vs. Takers as of 2022. This is raw $.
Tthe big donors are NY, followed by NJ, Mass, California & Connecticut.
- New York (-$22,798,000,000)
- New Jersey (-$10,334,000,000)
- Massachusetts (-$9,919,000,000)
- California (-$6,653,000,000)
- Connecticut (-$5,754,000,000)
The big takers are:
- Virginia ($111,785,000,000)
- Kentucky ($63,229,000,000)
- Florida ($50,999,000,000)
- Maryland ($49,942,000,000)
- Ohio ($42,004,000,000)
- Pennsylvania ($41,516,000,000)
- North Carolina ($35,437,000,000)
- Alabama ($33,033,000,000)
- Arizona ($30,907,000,000)
- South Carolina ($28,209,000,000)
The biggest givers in our latest report, based on 2018 data, were New York, which paid in US$22 billion more than it received; New Jersey, which paid $12 billion more; Massachusetts, which paid $9 billion more; and Connecticut, which paid $8 billion more than it received.
As of 2019 (Pre-Pandemic)
It is still mostly Red states depending on the Blue States.