Alaska and the redistribution of wealth among states

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    Aug 19, 2010 7:13 AM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/business/19stimulus.html?hp
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    Aug 19, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Alaska has a deep distrust towards the federal government but it recieves more money than any other state in the nation. Thanks to generous federal investment, Alaska has recieved most of its schools, highways and other infrastructure. Yet most Alaskans dispise the very government that has been feeding them, investing in their off the beaten path, isolated state and continues to enrich Alaska's state coffers. If this isn't blatant hypocrisy than tell me what is?
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    Aug 20, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidAlaska has a deep distrust towards the federal government but it recieves more money than any other state in the nation. Thanks to generous federal investment, Alaska has recieved most of its schools, highways and other infrastructure. Yet most Alaskans dispise the very government that has been feeding them, investing in their off the beaten path, isolated state and continues to enrich Alaska's state coffers. If this isn't blatant hypocrisy than tell me what is?


    And although Alaska profits the most of any state (particularly strange since it's a well-off state), there are many other states in which there seems to be a similar response and perhaps even more of a disconnect from reality.
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    Aug 21, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    I think that the more populated states of California, New York, Illinois, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut should get the exact same amount of federal funding as Alaska has been reaping for the past several years. These states have some very serious, pressing needs.