Getting our share of federal funds?

According to the Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2009 , the federal government spent $3.2 trillion dollars in 2009.

California received the most federal dollars ($346 billion). Wyoming received the least ($6.3 billion). In 2009, the federal government spent $61 billion in Wisconsin.

$3.2 trillion equates to $10,548 per capita. Alaska ranked first at $20,351 per capita in federal spending. Nevada ranked last at $7,148.

QUESTION: Where did Wisconsin rank in federal spending per capita in 2009?

A. 16th
B. 21st
C. 38th
D. 44th


D. 46,639

ANSWER TO LAST WEEK’S QUIZ: Wisconsin ranked 21st or a little above average at $10,837 in total federal spending per capita. That includes everything from defense and grants to the University to Social Security benefits. It compares to the U.S. ($10,548); Minnesota ranking 47th ($8,676); Iowa 29th ($9,764); and Illinois 44th ($8,990).

Source: Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2009: http://www.census.gov/govs/cffr/
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