Who gets the federal dollars?

I came across this interesting analysis of federal spending vs tax collection by state (“America’s fiscal union: The red and the black” while working on the chapter on fiscal policy. It has been very hard to find much in-depth analysis on the topic.

The report does break down the ratio by state so that you can look over the results in more details. However, it’s hard to do much serious analysis of the data since it’s not clear exactly what they count as federal spending.

The Tax Foundation did put together a study based on 2004. I’d love to find something more current or comprehensive.


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