Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
Texas for example is green, yet one of its biggest industries, Aerospace is heavily dependent on Federal spending. Take that out and the spending impacts down the line would result in huge reductions in activity and thus Federal taxes.
The red states are even worse when you account for states like Virgina that have massive portions of their economies dependent on Federal contracts. Not only does Virgina not only result in a net negative for the Federal government, but that's on top of all of the activity that the Federal government is essentially providing there. So if we removed Federal spending, Virgina would likely be even more red.
The only real way to determine if a state isn't Federal spending dependent is to see what industries it relies on for its economic activity and what the impact would be of reducing Federal spending in those areas. Cutting federal aerospace in Texas would eviscerate large portions of its tech industry, removing Federal defense in Virgina would be hugely painful and removing defense spending in Hawaii would break the state.
That map helps, but it's really simplistic
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
You're welcome for this enlightenment. You and your cohorts would have so much more credibility and intelligence had you followed evidence rather than starting with the political angle that "It's the gubamints fault!!!!1!111!!!.... now how can I prove this?" then fabricate lines to support your conclusions.
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