States Addicted to Federal Spending? Rhetoric Against Spending Far From Reality

As debates over the budget and the deficit escalate and the small-government, cost-cutting Tea Party gains more clout in Washington, federal programs are coming under fire. But at the same time, federal dollars increasingly are in demand, according to an ABC News analysis. For all the rhetoric against federal spending and encroachment on states' autonomy, governors rely heavily on federal funds, especially given the weak economy. Not one governor turned away all the federal stimulus money...Full Story
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