Comment: last time I checked most states were broke

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last time I checked most states were broke

and on the take from the feds. So can you honestly say no federal money was dumped into these subsidies?

And the feds do infact threaten reduction in funding. That is how my state had to adopt to many laws. For example, legal limit of BAC for driving. (Blood alcohol content). It used to be 0.10, then the feds said we had to switch to .08 to make it easier for information sharing as there would be a set standard across the states. There was some resistance at first, but then the feds threatened funding...So the statists of my state caved. And everyone hates drunk drivers so there was no resistance regardless if it meant giving up states rights.

And besides, does it matter what level wealth was re-distributed?