I'll agree that facts are facts...Cali takes in over $450 billion annually from the fed...the highest in the country by over 50 percent (Tx is next at 270ish).That would be incorrect. They bring in 15%, spend 12.7%. Compare to say, Georgia that brings in 3% of the GDP, but spends 14.5% of it.
I really don't give a shit what anybodies politics are, everybody is welcome to whatever beliefs they want, no matter how repulsive. But nobody gets their own facts. Facts just are, no matter what you believe.
This government spending is applied to the GDP calc...
GDP=C+G+I+NX (where G is govt spending INCLUDING tax revenue). It's not difficult to see why CA has a high GDP.
"GDP per capita also varied widely throughout the United States in 2021, with New York ($93,463), Massachusetts ($91,130), and Washington state ($86,265) recording the three highest GDP per capita figures in the U.S." ( does anyone think that these 3 states contribute the most to the country?)
Not sure that GDP per Capita is the best measure.
Perhaps take a look at which states people are fleeing...?
Or which states are taxing people for leaving...?