Saturday, May 22, 2004

Welfare for States

One welfare program that I've never understood is the transfer of federal money to state and local governments. An article by the Cato Institute goes into some detail about the issue. It lists six detailed reasons, too long to discuss in one post, why they should be done away with. Then again, this one sentence says it all:

State and local governments and the private sector are in a better position to determine whether residents need more highways, schools, and other items.