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States that voted Democrat in 2016 generally rely less on federal funding than Republican states, according to a study by WalletHub.

The analysis looked at the return on taxes paid to the federal government, the share of federal jobs, and federal funding as a share of state revenue.

Thirteen out of the top 15 states found to be most dependent on the federal government voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Ten out of the 15 least dependent states voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Obviously, no ranking like this is ever going to be perfect,” Stan Veuger, an economist at the American Enterprise Institute…

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One Response to Data Dump: Trump States Are The Most Dependent On The Federal Government

  1. Nemo says:

    Since 40% of the entire Federal budget goes to retirees (in the form of Social Security and Medicare), you have a graphic that shows where emeritus types move to. A bayesian interpolation will show that people that have worked hard all their lives tend not to vote for looters. Nice green colors though. Makes one think of Spring!

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