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Alaska is more dependent on the federal government than any other state in the U.S., according to a new report .
Personal finance website WalletHub ranked states based on how economically dependent they are on the federal government by comparing three key metrics: return on taxes paid to the federal government, federal funding as a share of state revenue and share of federal jobs.
Based on these criteria, Alaska landed at the top of the list for federal dependency.
“However, the oxymoron in this situation is that states with a higher level of federal dependence are likely better positioned to handle the coronavirus pandemic, given that a lot of relief has come from the federal government,” according to the report.
The report found red states are overall more dependent on federal funding than blue states. It also indicated the least wealthy states usually get the most federal funding, pointing out a correlation between taxes collected and federal dependency. In general, lower taxes meant higher dependency.
For example, the sixth-most independent state in the report, Illinois, has the highest tax rates in the nation. Alaska has the lowest tax rates.
Alaska was among the states that received the highest amount of federal grants. It also was one of the states with the highest gross domestic product.
The states most dependent on federal funding, according to the report, were Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia and Montana. The least dependent states were Washington, Utah, Kansas, New Jersey and Delaware.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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