Red-State Debt in One Picture and One Video
Nothing really new here, for some reason I ended up wandering back to this old post of mine, and — partially because the video at the end so kicks ass — can’t resist re-posting it over here for those who haven’t seen it.
Red States Sucking the Federal Teat
Just a reminder for all those red-state debt-ceiling hawks out there.
Here’s where the debt came from:
How do you think state budgets would look if all those in-the-red red states had to pay back all the federal money they’ve gotten from the prosperous blue states?
Look at Mississippi. Oh, I mean Greece. Oh no, I mean Mississippi.
Start this at 3:00:
just an addendum to the map; i understand the data used in creating that is no longer available; it got axed in a budget cut…
our government is so poor it cant even keep track of where the money is going anymore…
rjs, Who axed it? (House, Senate or WH)
anna lee, dont recall…the lack of that data was written up on a post on the economist’s blog sometime in the past few weeks…
that kind of thing usual gets caught in an omnibus budget resolution…
aha, found it!!
you see he links to the same map steve used above..
“Do you want to know which states got the lion’s share of federal spending in the last fiscal year? Well if so, tough. The Consolidated Federal Funds report is no more. It was abolished to save cash”