In Reply to: Re: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia Burning posted by steveVa on July 11, 2017 at 11:09:58:
Actually I woke up this morning deciding to do a little research on that number which I believe I had seen on the web site for the secessionist movement. Could not find that again as the movement seems to be suspended, but I did find reference to the Stale Legislative Analyst's report for 2016 which showed that California remitted Three Hundred Sixty Nine Billion while the Feds spent Three Hundred Fifty Six Billion so there was only a 13 Billion difference in the Fed's favor. So the 70% number appears exaggerated (I should have checked before posting).
A full estimate of the differences between individual states dollars given versus gotten is in a Politifact report www.politifact.com/california/article/2017/feb/.../does-california-give-more-it-gets-dc...