Irrational Irresponsibility

Neal Peirce on why states and cities are facing "fiscal hell."
August 5, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Must America's states and cities be enduring the fiscal hell that 2003 has served up for them?...What kind of stewardship is it for American federalism when Washington stands aside, preoccupied with its Iraq adventure, and offers scarcely any relief when the states face such grim budget crises -- New York, for example, at $12 billion, Texas at $9 billion, California a numbing $34 billion?... the Bush camp's fervor for war in Iraq was a hundred times more intense than its support for homeland defense assistance to states and cities."

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Published on Sunday, July 27, 2003 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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