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Spreading the wealth

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Ezra Klein points to an interesting set of maps at The Fourth Branch. The first one is the map of states that receive more federal money than the they pay in taxes: If that looks familiar, perhaps this will refresh your memory: Publius at Fourth Branch notes; There is a very strong correlation, then, between a state voting for Republicans and receiving more in federal spending than its residents pay to the federal government in taxes (the rust belt and…

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