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    Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Find

    No surprise here. When the economy turns down, tax dollars go down thus creating a much bigger hole to recover from after a recession.

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    Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds

    Several states, including Republican states, have decided to raise taxes this year to cover budget shortfalls. But a new study suggests that the states might find themselves in worse financial shape after the money starts rolling in.

    According to the latest ranking of states by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the most fiscally sound states in the nation are all low-tax, GOP strongholds, while the 10 least-solvent states are almost all high-tax and heavily Democratic.





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    Looks like a paper that says little is used to make ideological claim. It can't meet that claim mind you. Makes Laffer Curve analysis look hardcore

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    The article is too simplistic. Penn is listed as Democrat when it has a Republican state government and voted for Trump. West Virginia has a Demo government in name only. They govern like Republicans. All the well run states are the smallest states.
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    Except for Florida, this looks like a population (or population density) sort.

    Weird that New Jersey ranks dead last - but is the third LEAST federally-dependent state. Illinois and California are in similar boats.
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    this is based on the level of taxation in each state. yes, there are a few exceptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    this is based on the level of taxation in each state. yes, there are a few exceptions.
    So as I understand it, some of the "worst-run" states are the least-dependent on federal dollars, and provide money to those that need more federal dollars. Correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Except for Florida, this looks like a population (or population density) sort.

    Weird that New Jersey ranks dead last - but is the third LEAST federally-dependent state. Illinois and California are in similar boats.
    Mr. Djinn,

    Not surprising at all. My brother lives in New Jersey and he says it is a basket case, rampant with corruption and local government party bosses and union thugs running things. Illinois is similar. California is there because the total and complete democrat control of the state never met an overly expensive, whack job liberal program they didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    So as I understand it, some of the "worst-run" states are the least-dependent on federal dollars, and provide money to those that need more federal dollars. Correct?
    Mr. Djinn,

    Why the irrelevancy? I mean, unless you just like the strawman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    So as I understand it, some of the "worst-run" states are the least-dependent on federal dollars, and provide money to those that need more federal dollars. Correct?
    that whole thing about coastal "red states" contributing more to the federal government in taxes than they receive in benefits is largely a myth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    So as I understand it, some of the "worst-run" states are the least-dependent on federal dollars, and provide money to those that need more federal dollars. Correct?
    so if you get more money from the feds then another state, you manage your money better? are you pushing this idea?

    or if you rely more on state money you manage more poorly?

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