Monday, August 07, 2006
The states must defy
The federal government that always deals in bad faith.
The federal government that wants workers and not citizens.
The federal government guided by a Congress that raises its pay more easily than the minimum wage.
In other words, the traitorous federal government.
Many state officials and their advocates are furious. "You had fixed block grants in exchange for state flexibility," said Elaine M. Ryan, deputy executive director of the American Public Human Services Association, which represents welfare directors around the country. "Now you have fixed block grants in exchange for federal micromanagement. . . . That was not the deal." end quote.