Most studies show that more money goes to red states than come from red states, and actually more money comes from blue states than goes to blue states. But metropolitan areas are almost always more inclined to socialist ideals of safety nets while rural and suburban populations are almost always more attracted personally to limiting government taxation and spending. Also northern states have had more of a collective mindset and southern states more of an individual mindset. One of the strongest secession movements has been in Vermont, which is socially and politically left of center and just wants out of spending billions on policing the world. They would perhaps be more collectivist than ever, but that would be their choice.