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Federal Money to the States Isn’t ‘Free’

Charles52 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 10:12 AM
I have wondered how highly educated state people could be so stupid as to believe that federal money could be free. Yet, I have met, as well as heard many, who expressed that belief and, even today from NYC, NJ, etc, people screaming for free goveerment money as though it is totally free. I feel for those folks, my heart breaks for them, especially those far from the coast, but not those who built on the tide area. They should have known better. I do not like to pay for their error in judgement. Neither do I want to pay for the support of the woman who gleefully had 15 kids, nor Sandra who went on TV pleading for taxpayers to pay for her birth control while she attended Georgetown. Let them eat obama

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: 

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