Dec 3, 2016

States - the most and least dependent on the federal government

The lighter blue indicates less Federal Dollars Returned

The 5 least dependent states:

1. New Jersey

New Jerseyans receive only $0.48 back for every dollar they pay in income tax, the fourth lowest rate in the country. Of New Jersey's revenue, 26.87% comes from federal funding, the 10th lowest in the country.
New Jersey has 3.82 federal employees per 1000 residents, which ranks fifth lowest in America, and only 1.78 civilian non-defense federal employees per 1000 residents, the second lowest in America.

2. Delaware

Delawareans receive only $0.31 back for every dollar they pay in federal income tax, which is the lowest rate in the United States. Only 25.61% of Delaware's state revenue comes from federal funding, which is the seventh lowest mark in the US.
Delaware has 7.68 federal employees per 1000 residents, which is 17th lowest in the country, and only 1.94 civilian non-defense federal employees per 1000 residents, the third lowest mark in the country.

3. Illinois

Citizens of the prairie state receive $0.45 back for every dollar they pay in federal income tax, which is the third lowest mark in America. Only 26.41% of state revenue is comprised of federal funds, which is the eighth lowest mark in the country.
Illinois has 5.5 federal employees per 1000 residents, which is 14th lowest in the country, and 2.72 non-defense federal employees per 1000 residents, good for 11th lowest in the country.

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Red states vs. blue states

Interestingly enough, red states, which tend to advocate for a lesser influence by the federal government, are much more dependent on the federal government than blue states. Blue states combined to form an average ranking of 18.3 (with 1 being most dependent and 50 being least dependent), while red states combined to rank 33.2 overall.

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Dec 2, 2016

The Electoral College


Each State gets a vote for each Congressman and Senator in the electoral college. The smaller States thus have an elector for each 200,000 to 300,000 plus population, while the larger states have one elector for each 600,000 to 700,000 people. This advantage comes from a compromise in 1787.














It is unfair to large cities and urban states, but almost impossible to change.  The smaller states would never agree to lessen their advantage.

Since 1787 we have substantially changed our voting rights.  We let unpropertied men vote, then African Americans, then women.  It would be interesting to see if a well-reasoned lawsuit could change the current situation.
  

Which State Relies the Most on Federal Aid?

Dec 1, 2016

Happy Birthday. A fine day

My 69th birthday today.  Hard to believe.

A friend sent me the doggerel below:


Sin, Sex, Women, and Wine

All just a memory at 69.


Nov 28, 2016

Historic Pullman, Chicago



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