Oliver Willis

New Study: Republican States More Dependent On Government

Based on the mantra we hear over and over again, job-creating Republicans are subsidizing the lavish lifestyles of liberals asking for handouts in blue states. Double points if they’re minorities, of course.

Another study shows it isn’t true. According to WalletHub’s ranking of states based on their level of federal dependency, the majority of the most dependent states are in red territory: Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, Montana, West Virginia, Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico and South Dakota. The only blue state in the bottom 10 is Maine.