Some in North Dakota are not fully convinced anymore that federal funds are a "free lunch" as the ND Policy Council termed this traditional view.
With federal money comes federal strings. Maybe some in North Dakota ARE taking PJinfinity's figures seriously. If fed money was refused, then our state's burdens could be less, in theory.
Somehow, I don't think feds would be real happy with states telling the gov't to go away with its money and leave them alone.
And what about "unfunded" or "temporary" federal mandates, that the state is to eventually bear by itself?
Medicaid is one subject in this ND Policy Council's study...
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policynd . org/index . php?/site/SF/Federal_Aid_Fisca_Burden/
"Federal Aid or Fiscal Burden? Estimating the Impact of Federal Intergovernmental Grants on the State"
"Federal grants intended to provide temporary support often transform into health, transportation and public safety programs that become a permanent feature of state budgets. When grants expire, lawmakers often respond by increasing state taxes rather than face the political costs of budget cuts and layoffs for public employees.
"In other cases, federal grants are specifically designed to provide “pilot” funding for state projects, which intentionally increase demands on local funding sources in future years.
"According to the study, we find one dollar of federal grants lowers state tax burdens by an average of $0.46 in the current year but ultimately results in higher state tax burdens of roughly $0.22 in the future."
Nearly 50% of the budget -- straight from Uncle Sugar.
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"I'll stop buying pot when you stop buying military-style assault weapons and leaving them laying around for your psychologically scarred kids to find."
Wow, did PJinfinity really mean to say this?
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landslide2014 Apr-22-14 7:25 AM
"Compared to justaman.."
Believe me I'm real landslide.....I'm so real, every time I hear some 78 IQ with bad teeth spout off I rub up against'em and ask'em real nice where they got that thought from.....
Works every time!
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"Pj . . . check your food stamp balance receipts!"
I've checked the food stamp balance on the whole mooching state -- and like most red states, North Dakota has been in the red for decades.
Practically half of the state budget is federal welfare. Put THAT on a Tea Party placard and parade around in a tricornered hat.
You people love to parrot back FOX talking points about "fewer taxes," "smaller government," and "less welfare." You grow strangely silent, however, when faced with the truth that half of your income is from Uncle Sugar.
I'll stop buying pot when you stop buying military-style assault weapons and leaving them laying around for your psychologically scarred kids to find.
"I have known people who worked under the table, but it was so the employer didn't have to pay Social Security."
And, logically so, the under-the-table worker is also not paying his contribution to Social Security. That equals more ready cash without the fuss or muss, for that under-the-table worker.
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mom3, I don't think those working under the table are "bragging." They just state how it is...for them.
Humans generally try for loopholes. I'm not saying every human does. Those trying to be diligent in following all the laws passed each and every year can get very dizzy and rightfully so.
F'r instance, what about tax law? Thousands of pages of tax code, accountants going to seminars to find out what's new for each year for their customers, bureaucracies able or not able to carry out directives: the confusion abounds.
That's just taxes. Then there's criminal law changes, civil law changes, building codes, permits for any number of business activities, driving licenses, transportation rule changes, immigration reforms (or lack thereof), Food & Drug Administration policy changes...ugh!
There's more, I know, but back to the topic: a "lack of short-term environmental benefits in residue-based biofuels" reveals that BigGovernment can make mistakes.
Landslide, Where do you go to meet people who will tell you that stuff? I have known people who worked under the table, but it was so the employer didn't have to pay Social Security. They have never been bold enough to brag to me about it. I always heard it second hand. So, my question is, where do you meet these people?
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Because some politicians in DC decided that "ethanol is good and gasoline is bad," the small engine industry has been having to explain to its customers that ethanol is damaging to their lawn mowers, weed trimmers or chain saws.
"Buy the premium gas, without the ethanol! Save your small engine!"
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"Anyone who's smart knows that it takes more to produce ethanol than what you get out."
So why are we subsidizing, promoting, mandating this substance again? Because it "feels" good, like Jack said. No rational answer need apply.
The economy is recovering. I think its time republicans take the white house so they can wreck it again. Same as this useless fuel that causes decreased gas milage. Anyone who's smart knows that it takes more to produce ethanol than what you get out. May make sense in republican brains, but not normal brains
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Have you noticed that these beer belt bigots claim to hate non-Whites, yet they can't stop talking about them, staring at them -- following them into gas stations?
I couldn't tell you what I had purchased for myself in a convenience store last week -- let alone recount what some total stranger was buying.
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Sickworld Apr-21-14 6:34 PM
Nice disguise sickworld!
You don't represent anyone personally, you don't speak the truth and you shame those who actually are in need!
Rand Paul & Paul Ryan tactics on admitting they looked over the fence once.....
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Russ98387 Apr-21-14 2:56 PM
"The "poor" don't care about the price of food"
Another believer of Republican instilled beliefs.....That the 12% really have a voice!
Guess the other 88% will continue to pay whatever while they singeth the whistle while you work tune.....
Why so many have no concept of reality is beyond me!
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Speaking of swiping the old EBT card . . .
Federal funding makes up over 40% of North Dakota's budget.
So once again -- if you're sick of welfare, GET OFF OF IT, MOOCHER.
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The "poor" don't care about the price of food, just another swipe of the EBT card. Food prices up? Just raise benefits, problem solved
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April 18, 2014 Minot Daily News "Sen. John Hoeven and a host of other members of Congress are asking the Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection?Agency" to stop my ill-conceived attempt at diverting taxpayer monies to an industry incapable of producing positive results for the consumer.
However, it does seem to have a positive effect on corn growers, scuttled unprofitable ethanol plants with tremendous inflationary scenarios for household grocery buyers. And that little incidental concerning food to the poor can be chalked up to the usual standard of doing business.....As usual.
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we need our money how will i pay for my house in arizona
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At the same time they lower sugar and tobacco subsidies. Not before.
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Minot Daily News:
"There's Too Much Scrutiny"
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