Sources: IEEE Spectrum, LLNL, The New York Times
quote: I also pay a lot of taxes, five figures, a year to the federal government alone.
quote: You keep making this argument, and it's idiotic. Your tax money goes to the Federal Government, which it then redistributes in a variety of ways. But to keep making the statement that your tax dollars "props up" southern states exclusively
quote: so it's obviously going to prop up the red states.
quote: There are very few blue states that take more federal money than they pay in taxes,
quote: The blue states would not have budget shortfalls if their federal tax revenue came back to their state instead of to red states.