Money carries too many strings Why the state should reject federal healthcare money.
By TARREN BRAGDON
As printed in the Daytona Beach News Journal
The current debate in Washington reminds us of the stark reality -- federal money is not free money. As taxpayers, we already find ourselves in a very deep hole with an overwhelming federal debt burden of more than $14 trillion -- or $46,000 for every man, woman and child in America. The solution is not to dig deeper, even if the shovel is being paid for by a federal grant.