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Federal Money on the Rise in Florida, Nevada
by Becky Sweger
Research support by Samantha Dana
As the 2012 presidential election moves forward and another federal budget cycle begins, National Priorities Project offers a look at how federal dollars are currently spent in order to help voters decide how future tax dollars should be allocated.
NPP’s Federal Priorities Database shows how much individuals and businesses in every state pay in federal taxes and how much they receive in direct federal assistance. The Federal Tax Collection and Federal Aid to Individuals data provide an overview of taxes ...
Earlier this week, NPP released a short publication about the role of federal money in Iowa and New Hampshire: Federal Money Keeps Iowa, New Hampshire Afloat. Sam and Mattea, the authors, conclude that in 2010 Iowa residents collected more in federal benefits than they paid in taxes.
Sam and Mattea used three datasets from the Federal Priorities Database to reach this conclusion:
So if ...
This morning, the New York Times Economix blog published a piece by Nancy Folbre arguing that the U.S.'s current welfare program (i.e., Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, aka TANF) is an inadequate safety net during periods of long-term unemployment.
I'm not an economist, but I do have some data that the economists among you could use to further explore Ms. Folbre's piece. I'm talking about NPP's Federal Priorities Database, which not only has the children in poverty and unemployment measures she uses, but has localized versions of them AND federal TANF dollars received ...