One State, Two States, Red States, Blue States

federal employees by state

Red States contain the most Federal employees per capita (click on graph to enlarge)

[gone fishin’]
The people most concerned about the size of the federal government apparently live in the states that are most employed by it.  Which means the people who are cheering the federal government shutdown the loudest are likely the ones with the most to lose.  If a picture is worth 1000 words, then this graph is worth 800,000 furloughed jobs (and counting).