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For Once, I Hope Paul Krugman Is Right

Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 2:17 PM
States, if they had any brains, would tell DC to take their money and shove it. The states have become the most dependent entities on the Federal Government in this country. It is every bit as bad for the states to be slaves to the Feds as it is for the poor. Maybe worse.
calhar Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 2:43 PM
Jeff this is called revenue sharing.It is only returning some of the taxpayer money
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 5:11 PM
By not taking the "revenue sharing,
the states would also relieve themselves of costly UNFUNDED mandates.
Don664 Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 11:03 PM
To a state government which then distributes the money according to federal strings attached, or its own vote buying schemes. Better to not tax it away in the first place. Taxation is no longer used for legitimate purposes, but punishment/reward and buying votes.

It’s not often that I read something by Paul Krugman and think, “Good point, I hope he’s correct.”

After all, I had to correct Krugman’s inaccurate analysis of Estonia, and also point out the errors in what he wrote about the United Kingdom. And I also noted mistakes he made when writing about Canada and France.

And let’s not forget his absurd...