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HeadLocke No. 51: Cutting federal aid to help restore state government responsibility

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HeadLocke No. 51: Cutting federal aid to help restore state government responsibility

 
 
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The federal government spends $750 billion a year on nearly 1,400 programs subsidizing state and local governments. A recent Cato Institute report explains why getting rid of those programs would help restore responsible government at the state and local level. Mitch Kokai and John Locke Foundation President and CEO Kory Swanson discuss the report’s findings with Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at Cato and editor of DownsizingGovernment.org.

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