A study published Wednesday by WalletHub assessed how dependent each state is on the federal government. The study used two key metrics to assess dependency: resident dependency, state government dependency.
The most federally dependent state was Alaska, followed closely by West Virginia, Mississippi, Kentucky and New Mexico. Overall, states predominantly run by Democrats are less dependent on the federal government than Republican-run states.
California, Illinois, Kansas, Utah, Washington, and New Jersey ranked the lowest overall. However, it’s unclear whether the $10 billion spent by the state on the homeless crisis contributes to these ratings, or if they were considered in the methodology. California ranked #50 for the highest amount of grants received per $ federal taxes paid, whereas Wyoming was ranked as the lowest.
California also received the highest number of federal contracts, suggesting this largely failed social state is actually extremely dependent on the federal government. Wyoming, on the other hand, received the lowest number of grants and yet ranked #6 for overall federal dependency compared to California’s #45.
Dependency on the federal government is not a good thing.
Just ask the people of East Palestine, Ohio, who are still fighting for the federal government to do something, anything about the toxic train derailment in February 2023.
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