It recently came up in discussion elsewhere that State X is a net taker state in terms of money sent to Washington versus money received from Washington. Thing is, I think that every state is a net taker, thanks to deficit spending. I haven’t been able to find anything resembling reliable numbers on how much money each state sends versus gets – every table or chart I’ve seen is either old or lumps in things like “cost of federal regulation” or whatever. I’m not discounting the disparate effects of regulation on different states, but those numbers are so easily manipulated that the result is just opinion.
Does anyone know of a list of hard numbers for money sent by a state’s people and businesses to the federal government, and another list of all monies received from the feds? Presumably such lists exist but I’m asking the wrong question of the search engines. It needs to be a recent list, to account for the spike in federal spending.
My end goal is to make a sorted list showing that, say, Illinois is at the top of the list in receiving 125% back and Texas is near the bottom in receiving 103%. Or whatever. If I can get the raw data I can crunch the lists easily enough.
[Post edited because of dumb typos and things I left out. In my defense, a 5-y-o was screaming about not wanting to take a shower, not wanting to brush her teeth, and not wanting to go to bed. Somewhat distracting, though the sound volume was more than slightly impressive.]