For instance, California pays 500 billion in taxes to the federal government. But gets $300 billion in federal services.
That extra 200 billion will go to states like Kentucky and Oklahoma, who gets more federal services than the amount of federal taxes they pay.
I rather that 200 billion in extra federal taxes stay in California. Bottom line. New York, New Jersey, Illinois, all these states also get screwed over in this same way.
Every Californian can go to a UC or a Cal State for free if we kept that money in California.