I'm just wandering around some this morning, asking myself questions.
So, for lack of a better idea to be perfectly honest about it, let's start here.
As always, you can click on any of the maps below to go to the source material.
This map shows Federal government spending as a percentage of total state GDP for the years 2004-2013.
As you would expect, Virginia benefits mightily from Federal government spending as it surrounds the nation's capital.. Answers to questions regarding New Mexico and Mississippi show up below.
The following provides twenty year cumulative totals of taxes paid into the Federal government as compared to Federal spending received. Surplus, in this conversation means that green states are paying more into the federal government than they are receiving in returned government spending.
Nearly 2/3 of Federal spending went to benefit payments for individuals.
You can read just about the exact same thing below, I'm not really clicking yet this morning.
As for the growth in government spending from 2004-13 ....
I hit this one a couple weeks ago, but I do believe it to be one of the two most important issues facing America today, so ..... I hit it again.
As you would fully expect.
I'm about out of time for today, but going back one conversation .....
I'm thinking we need to step up our defense of the Canadian border.
I'd like to be offering a whizbang solution or failing that, some conclusion for all of the above this morning, but ..... evidently ..... no.
I'm just thinking.
As an aside, that's just a real good looking horse going around there, I don't care what anybody says.