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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #61)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:35 PM

62. So CA is going to reject that $79 billion in federal help?

After all you don't need it according to you. Since you want to attack the messenger here is another source:

From Sacramento It's a seldom discussed fact how heavily dependent Sacramento is on Washington's borrowed money.

The same goes for California schools and local governments.

They're all huge targets as Congress takes aim at federal debt.

It's unlikely the Obama administration would have defaulted on U.S. Treasury bonds even if Congress had remained gridlocked on debt ceiling legislation. Stiffing bondholders would have irreparably tarnished the nation's image abroad. Instead, Washington would have slammed it to the states and federal contractors.

The real state budget includes an additional $79.2 billion in federal largesse, representing 38% of total state spending. This brings the grand total to $208.7 billion.
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/04/local/la-me-cap-money-20110804

I suppose they are making it up too.

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