9/10 Of The States Most Dependent On Federal Aid Are Red States

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Blue states are less dependent than red states on the federal government.

In every state, the tax burden on the average resident is different. Some states can afford not to tax their residents more, but some need the extra income, according to WalletHub.

A state might be able to afford not to tax citizens at high rates if they have good economic policies and a well-functioning state economy. They also may be able to afford to do so if the state gets more funding from the federal government.

Some states receive much higher returns on their federal income-tax. In fact, 9 of the 10 states that are most dependent on federal aid are red states.

The ten most dependent states are:

New Mexico,Mississippi,Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, Alaska, Montana, South Carolina, and Indiana.

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