The Federal Government sends over $800 billion dollars a year to States and local governments to be spent on many wasteful projects. This week, we sit down with Mike Nichols of the Badger Institute and David Ditch of the Heritage Foundation to talk about our out-of-control spending on wasteful projects, and the impact this has on federalism and state sovereignty. 

 

Show Notes:

 

Federal Grantstanding: How federal grants are depriving us of our money, liberty and trust in government – and what we can do about (Book) it https://www.badgerinstitute.org/BI-Files/Federalism/Federalism-Book/FederalismbookFinalPDFs.pdf

 

Taxpayers Taken For A Ride (Badger Institute video on “The Hop,” Milwaukee’s new $128 million streetcar)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTpyihfaTo8&t=9

 

Taxpayers Deserve A Refund; California’s Rail Debacle

https://www.heritage.org/taxes/commentary/taxpayers-deserve-refund-californias-rail-debacle

 

Taxpayers Get The Shaft; New York’s Crazy Expensive Subway Elevators

 https://www.heritage.org/taxes/commentary/taxpayers-get-the-shaft-new-yorks-crazy-expensive-subway-elevators 

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  1. Joe D. Lincoln

    I think I prefer most of the mentioned waste to the administrative deep state expenditures where the democratically elected officials are overruled by a corrupt bureaucratic elite in a far-distant capital that overrules the President on foreign policy and plans our lives for us with super important programs to make sure our children are aware of trans-gendered issues. Thanks government.

    Also where they also independently expand their charter to regulate carbon, force cigarette companies to stop selling products (flavored Juul packs) before they do the work to figure out that the culprit of deaths were CBD vape products.

     

     

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    • November 15, 2019, at 9:42 AM PST
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