Thursday, January 2, 2014

Taker nation: Idaho has recieved $24.1 Billion more from the Federal Government in the Last 20 Years than Idaho Paid in Taxes.

Idaho has long received more federal dollars than its citizens pay in federal taxes.


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/05/09/2569119/taker-nation-why-federal-spending.html#storylink=cpy
From 1990 to 2009, the federal government spent $148.4 billion in Idaho - for roads, schools, Mountain Home Air Force Base, the Idaho National Laboratory, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Social Security, farm subsidies, food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, federal housing grants, economic development grants, fish and wildlife management, tribal health programs, federal employee salaries and benefits, and more.

During the same 20 years, the federal government collected $124.3 billion in taxes from Idahoans. That left the state with a $24.1 billion windfall that contributed to Idaho's $53.7 billion 2009 gross domestic product.
Click here to learn about a small conservative agricultural county in Kansas.  and how federal expenditure affects almost every aspect of the economy.
From the Idaho Statesman webpage - sidebar to reprinted story from the Kansas City Star.

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