Here's a recent article from Buzz Flash, entitled "Blue State Voters Subsidize Southern Red State Voters, Not the Other Way Around," which makes this point, and is well worth taking a look at. It is illustrated with the following map, which pretty much says it all:
"Nine of the ten states with the largest percentage of nonpayers are in the South and Southwest. In Mississippi, 45 percent of federal tax returns remit nothing or receive money with their federal tax returns; that is the highest percentage nationally. Georgia is next at 41 percent, followed by Arkansas at 41 percent, and Alabama, South Carolina, and New Mexico at 40 percent... Yet, every election, the myth that white rural voters are paying to prop up poor people of color in cities is trotted out."
Best to keep this in mind.