Georgia gets way more than it gives in federal tax dollars

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Georgia gets way more than it gives in federal tax dollars

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Morning dew on flowers at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Monday, March 28, 2016. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

Meanwhile, residents of some East Coast states, California and Texas pay more in taxes than their states receives in benefits, such as federal pay, social security and government contracts. 

Federal spending is a common target of politicians during campaign season, and that will certainly continue with the federal debt topping $20 trillion. Some critics say President Donald Trump’s plan to cut taxes for corporations and some individuals will further balloon the debt.

For more on the study, and why Georgia comes out ahead on federal spending, check out our story on myajc.com.

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