ViewsAmerica by Cartoon Movement-US for February 19, 2009

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    lalas  over 15 years ago

    Innaney – I can totally believe that you think running the world’s 5th largest economy is easy and can be done with no money.

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    David Riedel Premium Member over 15 years ago

    Also the world’s largest.

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    HUMPHRIES  over 15 years ago

    ANandy, typically, doesn’t have an answer so he throws an insult and tries to play intellect.

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    danielsangeo  over 15 years ago

    CA was the 5th largest economy in the world, according to gross product, in 2001.

    US Japan Germany United Kingdom California France Italy China Brazil Canada

    http://www.lao.ca.gov/2002/cal_facts/econ.html

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    whitenoise  over 15 years ago

    I stated this before, but I think it deserves to be re-iterated: what state has kicked the most money into federal coffers over the last 20 or so years?

    Anyone got the hard numbers on this one?

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    HUMPHRIES  over 15 years ago

    witenose, guess we can mark Rhode Island off the list straight away. Can you give some more hints?

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    believecommonsense  over 15 years ago

    whitenoise, i assume you’re suggesting it’s California ??

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    whitenoise  over 15 years ago

    I don’t have the statistics in front of me right now, but I will track them down. A couple of years ago I read an article about state contributions to the federal budget in relation to the amount of Federal money spent in the state. It is staggering how much federal revenue California generates (something like 100 million dollars per year in profit for the federal government). New York was a distant second, then Texas and it dropped off steeply after that. The interesting (and somewhat ironic) thing was that stalwart red states like Mississippi, Alaska and Alabama were net negative (took in more federal money than they contributed).

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    HUMPHRIES  over 15 years ago

    whitenose interesting.

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