Otherwise Known Simply as Death Spiral States.
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Ohio Taker ratio: 1.00
The battleground state has a fiscal standoff between takers (people collecting welfare, a government salary or a government pension) and makers (private sector employees).
Hawaii Taker ratio: 1.02
Dark clouds over Waikiki Beach: Hawaii has slightly more takers than makers.
Illinois Taker ratio: 1.03
Too many goodies promised to insiders. Unfunded pensions contribute to the balance of 103 takers to every 100 makers.
Kentucky Taker ratio:1.05
Twilight in Lexington. People drawing from government slightly outnumber people chipping in with private-sector jobs.
South Carolina Taker ratio:1.06
Riptides on Folly Beach.
New York Taker ratio: 1.07
Causes: taxes, unions and, regulations
Maine Taker ratio: 1.07
A beautiful coastline, but lots of takers.
Alabama Taker ratio: 1.10
The Mises Institute, located in Auburn, AL, is outnumbered.
California Taker ratio: 1.39
Now, we are talking serious takers--who all think they are givers.
Mississippi Taker ratio: 1.49
It's a deadly combo of welfare workers and state employees.
New Mexico Taker ratio: 1.53
The worst taker state in the country