For those whose access to NYT is limited (I think it is free during crisis), I enclose an interesting paragraph.
“Mr. McConnell’s comments were an explicit rejection of a top priority of Democrats who have pushed to spend tens of billions of dollars to help states. His staff members highlighted their partisan cast in a news release circulated a short time later, in which his statement appeared under the heading “Stopping Blue State Bailouts.” The phrase suggested that the top Senate Republican was singling out for scorn some of the hardest-hit, heavily Democratic states such as California, Illinois and New York.“
Now, in the interest of fairness, McConnell is fretting about money slipping into non-intended, non-crisis areas. I guess like large companies that got small business grants in the first bailout.
Yet, with some minor exceptions, the blue coastal states have been funding the poorer red states for decades. That is, they pay more in taxes to the feds than they get back whereas the others reverse that equation.
I guess Mitch and his cohorts are like the profligate offspring, they take money from Dad until he needs their help. Then it is “drop dead Dad”.
PS: “Drop Dead NY” was first attributed to President Ford when NYC was teetering on bankruptcy in the 70’s. Trump is actually in favor of state money.
PPS: Mitch’s state has done quite well on tax money from the feds, not so much on income per capita.
• Net federal funding: $9,145 per resident
• Total revenue from fed. gov.: $70.8 billion (19th most)
• SNAP benefit recipiency: 14.1 percent (8th highest)
• Median household income: $48,375 (7th lowest)