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Federal Money to the States Isn’t ‘Free’

adrianvance Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 9:25 PM
Oh "shock," "awe" and "gasp!" What will Barack say? Come see us at The Two Minute Conservative, and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.

Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist A. Barton Hinkle recently made what should be a simple point to understand, but it’s unfortunately one that few people seem to appreciate. Writing about the supposed win-win situation whereby states expand Medicaid coverage and the federal government foots most of the bill, Hinkle reminds readers that the “free” federal money isn’t really free: 

In Virginia, officials...

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