Ironically, Democratic states are less likely to depend on government funding, receiving fewer government contracts, fewer direct payments while simultaneously having a higher tax rate.
Red states under President Barack Obama have very publicly tried to distance themselves from government spending by refusing to expand healthcare for families and individuals in need, as well as working to reduce economic assistance via the SNAP program.
Despite this, Republican states still depend on the federal government to function.
See Wallet Hub’s graph ranking states by rate of federal spending below and see more details of their report here.
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