Financial Coercion

Financial Coercion

How the federal government decides who receives unemployment benefits

Last month, we highlighted various ways in which South Carolina finds itself using state tax dollars for federal priorities. Usually what happens is this: The federal government promises the state money on the condition that the state pay a sizeable proportion of the costs, and state lawmakers – usually incapable of turning down federal money – happily play along.

Sometimes, though, Washington takes a different approach. In these cases, the federal government offers the state a massive pot of federal cash but won’t transfer the funds until the state changes its laws according to federal demands.

One of the most egregious examples of this kind of financial coercion happened in 2009.

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About Talbert Black

Talbert Black Jr is the founder of Palmetto Liberty PAC. His education in state politics & citizen lobbying began in 1999 with his membership in GrassRoots GunRights SC. In 2008 he joined the Campaign for Liberty and within a year he was the Interim State Coordinator for South Carolina. His goal for Palmetto Liberty PAC is to change to composition of South Carolina’s General Assembly so that it consistently supports conservative principles.

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