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Federal Money to the States Isn’t ‘Free’

Daddio7 Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 8:37 AM
Every Facebook post, email, and tweet is saved somewhere and is cataloged by Google. Almost all government spending is public record. Email the figures to Google and every American could find out where, and on whom, their tax dollars are being spent. Government officials wont let that happen but we can dream.

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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