Mississippi (Welfare) Queen, you know what I mean.
It looks like this is just federal aid as a percentage of state budget. It could potentially be the case that a state that is red just has a low overall budget and so by percentage, the number of fed aid received is high. I would like to see one that shows federal aid received compared to money out to feds. This would be a much more informative metric.
Look at all them carrots the Federal Government throws out there.