Georgia is one of 37 states that a new report says gets more federal spending than its residents pay in taxes.
The report from the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research arm of the State University of New York, ranked Georgia’s balance sheet in the top half of states, although well below the leaders, most of which were Southern states.
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.