Friday, November 16, 2012
Red Welfare States
Paul asked me to create these maps to show how blue/red states compare in terms of federal dollars received. Using some fairly old taxfoundation.org data and laying it beside the 2012 blue/red state map shows that while they may talk the talk, a lot of red states really don't walk the walk—in case you had any doubt. So-called "Welfare States" in green take more than they pay in. "Donor States" give more than they get. Rhode Island comes out even.