http://www.tnr.com/article/politics...ates-are-scandinavia-red-states-are-guatemala If anything, the blue states would probably benefit from such a move. Since red states have more poor people, and since their state governments spend less money on the safety net, they receive a larger share of federal funds. Among states that voted Republican in the last three elections, all but one gets more money back from the federal government than it pays in taxes. For most Democratic states, its the opposite. Looked at this way, the red states are the moochers and the blue states are the makers.