Friday, March 14, 2003
The National Priorities Project Database Website has a search you can do on your state to look at Federal Budget Trade-Offs. For instance, taxpayers in Minnesota will pay $110.44 million for ballistic missile defense in FY2003. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided: 33,998 children with health care. It's especially interesting in light of the devastating cuts Governor Pawlenty is proposing to balance the state budget.