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Critics complain Sandy aid tied to other projects

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  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    Jan. 13, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    Ms.Pelosi said once, we have to pass the bill to find out what's in it. It seems every politician has to add their personal pork in order to get their vote. Washington buys its own votes with the public's money. That's the way it's always been. Perhaps Barack's magic trillion dollar coin will take care of it.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Jan. 13, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    So I guess New York and New Jersey are off the hook the NEXT time there's an disaster somewhere. Or is this the time when we should be reminded that, unlike certain western states, NY and NJ actually PAY into Washington more than they receive.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 14, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    Mark B.
    why are you repeating the DNC and MSNBC hate speech that Utah is not carrying its share of the load?

    Utah is 48th in the country in the amount of federal spending per capita. That means Utah is THIRD FROM THE BOTTOM in the amount of money it receives from the feds!

    NY is 24th and NJ is 37th.

    EVERY state recieves more than it pays in, that's why there is a deficit.

    According to the US Census Bureau's report for Fiscal 2010 (latest year available) Utah receives $3,195 per capita from the feds, while NJ receives $5,578 and NY recieves $13,936.

    NJ receives 1.75 times as much and NY 4.36 times as much per capita.