h/t: Being Liberal
If we learned nothing else during the 2012 election, it is that some of us are makers, hard-working folk solely responsible for America’s prosperity, and others are takers, who want the federal government to pay for luxuries like food and health care.
What may come as some surprise is where these two warring tribes tend to live. The states with elected officials most likely to espouse anti-taker sentiments — i.e., Republican-dominated states — are the most dependent on federal spending, while returning the least to Washington in the way of tax dollars.
The “makingest” state, according to the analysis, is Delaware. Delawareans — this is really what they call themselves — pay $1 in taxes for every 50 cents they get back from the federal government.
The “takingest” states, in a tie, are Mississippi and New Mexico, according to the analysis. Both states take about $3 in federal spending for every $1 contributed in taxes.
h/t: The Huffington Post
h/t: Atheist Republic
h/t: Daily Kos