How the Federal Government is Ruining Your State and What Can be Done About it

Posted on November 7, 2013

The major reason most states are in such financial difficulty, at least the ones that arenít completely corrupt like California, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, isnít necessarily due to their own fiscal irresponsibility; itís more due to federal involvement. Other than Vermont, all states have some sort of requirement to balance their budget.

Yet the allure of the all mighty dollar is all too often just too tempting for state governments to pass on. I hear it all the time, as Iím sure have you. The state of such and such has been awarded an education grant or highway grant or whatever grant from the federal government to the tune of $10 million. This will help needy children get condoms or something.

Well, where does the state receiving the largess think the money comes from? Obamaís stash? Yes, it comes from the federal government that takes it from us, funnels it through the federal government labyrinth of worthless departments, and returns a few scraps back to the states, or it simply borrows or prints it.

And of course they give it up as a good will gesture, with no strings attached. They wouldnít be looking for anything in return? They wouldnít be looking to bribe a congressman or senator into voting a certain way, would they?

They would never say that the state could have this pile of education money if they just introduce a federal program into the local school system, would they? Just give up a little more control to the feds and you get the cash behind door number 3.

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