10 states on the federal dole

These states are the largest recipients of federal spending relative to the amount of income taxes paid by residents.

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Aug 10, 2012 10:57AM
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Monitor, I hope that you take notice of this because we who do comment on this site have complained. I am tired of seeing these forlorn lovers seeking mates. I call this scam. These people need to be taken off these sites.
Aug 10, 2012 12:07PM
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How many foreign countries are on the Federal dole, Hmmmmm?
Aug 10, 2012 9:17AM
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Since when is payroll and purchasing considered the "dole??"
To me, the dole is defined as receipt of funds without anything of value being transacted. It matters not whether the purchases are military, agricultural, research or anything else of the sort; such items and payroll for productive employment in whatever agencies is not a handout.

Aug 10, 2012 11:57AM
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There is a big difference between the dole and federal contracts. These are 2 very different things and should not be lumped together. Doing so makes this article irrelevant.
Aug 10, 2012 10:36AM
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Why isn't Mexico on that list? Oh,wait that's a country, sort of.
Aug 10, 2012 9:06AM
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is this a dating site or a news comment site?  just lonely heart time from what i see!  get out and circulate to find a mate.. get off of the computer awhile.
Aug 9, 2012 10:02PM
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Did anyone actually read the article instead of just clicking through the list?  Most of these states get those federal dollars for the things the federal government has contracted to buy.  Only a couple of them are actually where they are on the list because of poor people on the dole.  Someone has to be number 1 on the list.  The important number is who gets the most money and provides the least goods and services for that money.
Aug 10, 2012 2:07PM
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What is obvious about this article is that the people that work for the Federal Government have raised their budgets so high as to give themselves raises of 75%+ over the past six years while the rest of the "American Taxpayers" take it on the chin.  THIS IS WHY AMERICAN TAXPAYERS are sick and tired of hearing our Congress, the President and all the "Economist" say we can't cut taxes and have to tax the "rich".   They say that letting the "Bush" tax cuts expire is not going to be a new tax.  They'll be taking more of MY money and that is a tax hike. They will never tax the rich...they are going to screw the middle class.  Screw these aholes making the rules.  Screw Congress and screw the present administration.  Fire them all, get someone else in there who is going to put a stop to this monsterous self-feeding government of ours so that we can keep more of OUR money and bring this monster down to a somewhat more managable size.
Aug 9, 2012 10:39PM
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Um grey, the last time I checked, california and new york paid more to the government than they got from it. It seems like there were about 19 states that pays all the bills that gets paid. You could look it up? It's been a while since I checked.

31 states and the district of columbia are a bigger cost, than support.

Aug 10, 2012 10:47AM
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Its funny that republicans hate handouts, government spending, wellfare and entitlements yet they love getting money for their states.  That is welfare.  These are what are known as welfare states. 
Aug 10, 2012 1:06AM
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<sigh>  I see people still aren't reading before they comment.
Aug 12, 2012 10:18AM
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How many of those staters are run by Democrats? How many of those states are run by Republicans?

 

Aug 10, 2012 9:13AM
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California on Verge of Collapse? duh !
 
Obama's method doesn't work.  you can't SPEND your way out of debt!
you can't spend more than you take in!  you will all too soon be insolvent.
2nd grade math teaches that. 
Aug 10, 2012 10:51AM
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What? Mississippi wasn't # !? How can that have been? lol
Aug 10, 2012 12:18AM
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MSN must be using the alias of Someone because they're included in every topic they write about.
Aug 10, 2012 12:54AM
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work harder  and pay your taxs on time corporate america  since you wanna send american jobs overseas for cheap labor this is what happens  when greedy people arent happy making profits  they wanna make huge profits and then  wanna moan and bitch when they pay more taxs to help the american people whom they put out of work  . starting with mittens romney  also known as rotten romney . guys like him working for bain capital shipping jobs overseas so they wouldnt have to pay americans living wages.
Aug 9, 2012 9:58PM
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Many states pay the federal government more than they recieve, california is one of them, at least it was.
Aug 11, 2012 9:08PM
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When a small State has military bases it skews the numbers.  North Dakota has Air Forces bases and Hawaii has all military services on the islands.  Does having military bases make you on the government dole.  Sorry Bob.
Aug 10, 2012 10:59AM
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Either red states or states on the coast with large numbers of military bases.
Aug 13, 2012 7:22PM
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I was looking to see which states are in the red and which states are in the black.  We all know which states get gov't contracts.  Where people work and where people retire is not as important as, will my state become more expensive to live in and are we trending up or down.
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