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  •  New Mexico - most Fed $ back, per dollar paid in (2+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, willyr

    For every dollar NM pays in federal tax money it gets back $2.63 from the Federal government, even more than perennial, whining "get the Feds to leave us alone"   Alaska.  Sure some is for Los Alamos, or credits to energy companies (some of whom pay no federal taxes whatsoever), but plenty goes back to the state itself and its residents.  

    Here's the top 10.

    1. New Mexico: $2.63
    2. West Virginia: $2.57
    3. Mississippi: $2.47
    4. District of Colombia: $2.41
    5. Hawaii: $2.38
    6. Alabama: $2.03
    7. Alaska: $1.93
    8. Montana: $1.92
    9. South Carolina: $1.92
    10. Maine: $1.78

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    •  Yes, Republicans dissing Federal involvement (1+ / 0-)
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      Habitat Vic

      are always and everywhere disingenuous, but ESPECIALLY those on that list.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 12:18:51 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, and specifically, what about Impact Aid (3+ / 0-)
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      Habitat Vic, lgmcp, trumpeter

      Hello? Impact Aid is a DOE program that gives federal $$ to states to help cover education expenses for areas where the federal government owns land.  The aid is dependent upon the impact - i.e. if it's a military base where you have military w/ children, the aid  is more, versus just open land owned by the federal government.

      so his complaint is b.s.

      Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

      by absdoggy on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 12:26:50 PM PDT

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