California economy = 9th largest in the world. ...
Idaho economy = 195th largest in the world. The largest sector in the Idaho economy is the GOVERNMENT at 14%...
Mark Twain once said, ''There are three types of lies. Lies, darn lies, and statics." That is the problem with little snippets of info like the ones posted about the GDP or economy of Idaho being more dependant on government spending than the GDP of California. California is acually more dependant on government largress than I-dee-ho's econemy is. Just state and local spending makes up almost 20% of California's GDP.
Here are little snippets of date I gleaned from the web (world wide that is)
This data is divided into categories to ,make it easier for you to compare. No one but the WWW is responsible for its accuracy.
State and local spending. CALIFORNIA % IDAHO %
Type of spending
FY 2011 in billions of dollars
% of budget $$$ %of budget $$$
Pensions: 8% 36.3 5% .6
Health Care: (Medicare) 18% 79.4 23% 2.7
Education: 23% 105.7 27% 3.3
Police and Fire: (Protection) 11% 47.9 9% 1.1
Transportation: 6% 28.9 9% 1.1
General Government expense: 3% 12.6 4% .4
Other Types of Government expenses: 15% 67.1 1.1% 1.4
Interest Expenses: 4% 7.7 2% 1.3
Balance: (Cash on Hand) 0% (none) 1.1 billionhttp://www.usgovernmentspending.com/piechart_2011_CA_statelocalhttp://www.usgovernmentspending.com/piechart_2011_ID_statelocal
So Blue, please explain the $67,100,000,000 in “Other types of Government expenses California sprung for if they are not to cover expenses of the type that iddee mentioned in relation to the coyote
GDP in California = $1,958.9 billion that is $51,960 per person
GDP in Idaho = $57.9 billion that is $36,187 per citizen.
Please explain then why 33% of all Federal Welfare payments go to Californians’ 37,700,000 citizens who make up only 12% of the total US population.