NJ Fiscal Folly

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

New Jersey Has No Power

As I've noted previously, NJ ranks 50th (ie, worst) in a state-by-state comparison of Federal taxes paid versus Federal spending received. For every $1 in Federal taxes paid, NJ receives $0.55 in Federal spending. This is partly due to NJ's ineffective Congressmen.

Today, I discovered a web site that ranks Congressional power, by Congressman and by state. As you might expect, NJ ranks 49th in terms of Congressional power. Sen Lautenberg ranks 97th in the Senate (Sen Menendez was not ranked). In general, NJ Republican Representatives ranked higher than NJ Democratic Representatives.

No wonder New Jersey never gets a fair share of Federal funds.

Roberto at DynamoBuzz also has a similar post on this topic today.

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