There will be, in every society, those who create and those take. Due to the semi-socialistic nature of how our Federal tax dollars our disbursed what
has arisen is a disproportionate amount of income tax from states that have a more productive economy and financially successful citizens is taken and
given to states that have poorer citizens and weaker economies.
While the standard trope is that the Makers are always states that vote Democrat while the Takers are all Republican is actually not 100% accurate the
higher percentage of takers are Red states but there are however mooching Blue states while there are also making Red states.
Is your state a maker or a taker? Let's find out.
The top ten states that are net contributors using the most recent data from 2016, paying more in taxes to the Federal Government than they receive,
in descending order are (with the past thee Presidential votes in brackets):
- Delaware (D/D/D)
- Minnesota (D/D/D)
- Illinois (D/D/D)
- Nebraska (R/R/R)
- Ohio (R/D/D)
- Kansas (R/R/R)
- New York (D/D/D)
- Colorado (R/D/D)
- Utah (R/R/R)
- New Jersey (D/D/D)
The top ten states that are the largest recipients of Federal tax dollars ranked from largest recipient down are:
- South Carolina (R/R/R)
- North Dakota (R/R/R)
- Florida (R/D/D)
- Louisiana (R/R/R)
- Alabama (R/R/R)
- Hawaii (D/D/D)
- Mississippi (R/R/R)
- New Mexico (D/D/D)
- Kentucky (R/R/R)
- West Virginia (R/R/R)
There were a few surprising and shocking numbers. The one that jumps out immediately is South Carolina, the wellfare queen of the Union, that gets
nearly $8 back from the government for every $1 they contribute. Hopefully every one of its residents is driving a BMW and drinking Dom Perignon with
all those mountains of cash flowing in.
Another oddity is that favorite target of abuse for its supposed taxation, California, is not in the top ten for either category, coming in at a net
contributor by a very small margin and the closest to par in the rankings. And par is where we should all be in a truly non-socialist economy,
North Dakota, benefitter of the fracking boom is another mooch getting over $5 back for each dollar contributed. Why are we paying you North Dakota?
Use your oil money you cheap bastards.
Florida, with all it's retirees, and poltical flip flopping, is another drain on the Union, getting four fitty so all the blue hairs can get 5:00
dinners on our dime. Make sure you tip well you cheapskates.
Poor little Delaware, corporate tax haven for the country, gets back a measly 50 cents for every buck they mail in, I'd be pissed if I lived there.
Ultra-Red States Nebraska and Kansas are also getting hosed, don't you know you're supposed to be glomming from the Fed's teat you right
Colorado and Ohio, both with the same voting record, except for weed of course, are both net contributors. Make up your mind, are you Republican or
Perhaps it's time to look at how our Federal Taxes get sent out to the repsective states and set a cap on how much of a net contributor or net
consumer each state can be permitted. Why should one state get fat on another state's hard work? This is AMerican, goddamn it, and we should keep
what we earn. Right? Right.
So no matter if you live in Moochabama or Illannoyedthatyouretakinmymoney we should all reflect on how our bloated and inefficient Federal Government
effects tax policy that favors some citizens at the expense of others.
Oh, and you states with your hands out, at least send us a fruit basket or something.