The Tax Foundation does a great job in getting its point across fast. In this piece they show which states depend most heavily on federal aid as a percentage of state general revenue. I was surprised by some of the Red States on this list such as Mississippi which relies on the fed for 49% of its general revenue. If there’s going to be a states right movement then these states need to stop eating so much from the federal trough. Richard Borean of The Tax Foundation illustrates that truth here:
This week, our Monday Map illustrates what percentage of a state’s general revenue is made up of federal aid. Mississippi relies more heavily on federal assistance than other states, with 49% of its total general revenue coming from federal aid. Close behind are Louisiana at 46.5% and Arizona at 45.7%. On the other end of the spectrum, Alaska relies on federal aid for only 24% of its general revenue, followed closely by Delaware at 25.9% and North Dakota at 26%.