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Firefighters, Teachers and Police - Not a Federal Responsibility

hubiestubert Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 12:23 PM
States and local municipalities have a simple choice: if they don't want Federal assistance, they don't have to accept those funds. Pure and simple. Don't accept those services, don't use them, and move on from there. Of course, States rely on Federal assistance on many levels, and in order to make up for the shortfall in their budgets, they can either simply not offer those services, or raise their own taxes in order to fund their own programs. Of course, citizens have paid into the Federal system, and thus, if the State decides not to accept their share of the pie, in essence, the State is then looking to tax the citizen twice for the same services. And across the board for a variety of services. Good luck with that. Tax twice. Smart.
wmou Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 1:15 PM
That is what congress understands and therefore have no problem using our tax dollars to buy off state law makers.
The left wants us to believe that paying for teachers, firefighters and police is a federal responsibility. Not so. Such services have traditionally been the responsibility of state and local governments.

In Federalist 45, James Madison wrote that the powers of the federal government are “few and defined.” Madison argued that state power extends to issues that “concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.” Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government given the explicit power to supplant the traditional police powers of the states.