Re: The US Constitution
There were other concepts here that I thought might interest you however I did look at your link to table.
Originally Posted by OldmanDan
While it does contain a list entitled 'Per capita federal welfare expenditures by state' it doesn't seem to compare the amount spent by federal to the amount received by federal? Am I looking at this incorrectly? I thought the idea was, for example, this particular state receives $2.00 for every $1.00 paid in taxes. Also, the link doesn't say anything about Social Security? This is what it says:
I do agree it may be a challenge to capture all the data in a meaningful way, as you said, "The money coming to the states from the federal government is not all welfare."
Commenter Jesuswarehouse helpfully dug up several links, including federal expenditures by state on a host of things. Sifting through them, I've figured total per capita federal welfare spending--defined here as childhood nutrition programs, food stamp programs, WIC benefits, and TANF benefits--by state. Such a table does not appear to be floating around anywhere else on the web. For that reason, it is presented here. The latest year all necessary figures appear to be available from is 2005. Consequently, all data are from that year:
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