"In 2017, Kentucky received $40 billion more from the federal government than it paid in taxes. That’s about one-fifth of the state’s G.D.P.; if Kentucky were a country, we’d say that it was receiving foreign aid on an almost inconceivable scale."
Do you think it's wrong for the rich to help subsidize the poor? Someone tell Mitch McConnell's constituents in Kentucky, who effectively receive huge aid from rich blue states
“If Kentucky were a country, we’d say that it was receiving foreign aid on an almost inconceivable scale.”
Thank you for your work. One aspect that could be further developed both in your piece and in assumptions like 's about the flow of taxes...
I've seen this point made a million times over the years and it never seems to change the national conversation at all, but ... it's still true! The self-reliant-tough-guy-makers-not-takers red states are utterly dependent on federal welfare.
The Democrats aren’t radical, but Republicans are
“The #Trump #TaxCut, after all, appears likely to add around $2 trillion to federal debt — with around a third of that going to foreigners. Meanwhile, the promised surge in business investment is nowhere to be seen.” - The New York Times
2/ Meanwhile, the promised surge in business investment is nowhere to be seen. In 2017, KY received $40 billion more from the federal government than it paid in taxes."
The Moochers of Middle America