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To: agarrett
California sends more money to the federal government than it gets back -..... The heartland states - the "red" ones - tend to be the opposite, getting more from the federal government than they send in. In effect, California is running a deficit in order to support the heartland.

This is true. California gets back from the feds 72 cents of every dollar sent to D.C.

20 posted on 10/31/2003 11:13:53 AM PST by elbucko
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To: elbucko
72 cents of every dollar

Government overhead costs run about 50 percent. So if you give the government $1, getting back anything over 50 cents is a bargain.

24 posted on 10/31/2003 11:20:38 AM PST by Reeses
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To: elbucko
This is true. California gets back from the feds 72 cents of every dollar sent to D.C.

New Jersey gets about $0.67 to $0.69 back. Get in line. :-)

It will probably be worse now that they've sent the corpse of Frank Lautenberg back to the Senate and the Democrats no longer control either house to grab pork. Of course Frank always seemed more interested in spending money in Colorado than in New Jersey.

25 posted on 10/31/2003 11:21:28 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: elbucko
This is true. California gets back from the feds 72 cents of every dollar sent to D.C.
This is a flawed study, because they count $1 of welfare payments, for which the feds get nothing in return, with $1 of payroll, for which the Fed Gov does get something in return. The fact that southern states have so many active duty military ( and other fed gov) employees) makes it seem like these states are getting more--but they are also giving more. Of course, WV is an exception--they really are getting more than they contribute.
35 posted on 10/31/2003 11:33:21 AM PST by ConservativeNJdad
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