Chris Marisic said:
"The amount of federal taxes paid vs. the amount federal funding received; the percent of state revenue that is federal funding; and the number of federal employees per capita."

Is an extremely naive comparison point. This completely ignores WHY states receive this funding. The majority of this funding is tied to Federal ownership of land within a state. Federal game lands, national monuments, ANWAR, natural resources/leases. This is WHY they are paid.

Alaska in these stupid reports is always listed as a "welfare state" but blatantly ignores that 99% of the land mass (99% of a landmass that is nearly as large as the entire continental US) is owned by the Federal government. So yes, yes the Federal government should pay them alot!