What would happen if blue states stopped paying for red states?

December 15, 2021 ☼ red-states

Source: MinnPost - Link

The Rockefeller Institute’s deep dive into how the redistribution of resources via the federal budget affects each of the 50 states is full of interesting details. But the mega-finding, at least to my eyes, is that the big beneficiaries of this net transfer flows to red states (where more poor people live), while a significantly disproportionate share of the tax burden falls on blue states because that’s where more rich people live.

So much for the GOP’s complaints about socialism.