Alaska: A Typical Red-State Welfare State

Why do Red States suck so heavily from the federal government teat? Have some pride. Pay your fair share, Alaska.

Alaska Seeks to Remake State’s Image – Yahoo! News

Alaska is one of the top recipients of federal largesse. In 2003, the latest year for which figures are available, Alaska received $1.89 in federal spending for every $1 the state paid in taxes to Washington, according to the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization. The state ranked second, behind New Mexico. Alaska ranked highest in per-capita dollars received from the federal government that year, the group reported.

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