Bridge to a little more than nowhere
jca at stanford.edu
Thu Nov 10 10:11:38 PST 2005
At 11:41 AM 11/10/2005 -0600, Barksdale, Yvette wrote:
>2) Moving forward to today, what about states who have large
>concentrations of poor people who need a lot of services, but don't
>generate enough income for the state to adequately provide for
>them. Isn't there a federal role there?
Why, certainly. The same article in which I first saw the graph reproduced
in Jerry O'Neil's post noted that for every $1.00 in federal taxes paid by
Alaskans, the state gets back $1.89. Oops, maybe the problem is that this
Congress doesn't put aiding poor people who need services very high on its
Stanford Law School
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