Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Senator Who Fought for New York's Funding

Senator Daniel Moynihan
"New York Does Not Get Its Fair Share of the Federal Budget" (1976)

Senator Who Fought for New York's Funding In 1976, former Sen. Moynihan created something called the “Fisc Report,” which researched how much each state contributed to the federal budget verses how much it got back. This report, published until Sen. Moynihan retired, found that New Yorkers don’t get nearly as much back from the government as they put in. He worked to reduce that imbalance, both through Medicaid funding on the Finance Committee and public works on the Environment and Public Works Committee. Daniel Patrick Moynihan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Pay to Play Wall Street
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