Minneapolis copes with a smaller slice of federal funding

  • Article by: MAYA RAO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 12, 2012 - 8:55 PM

Minneapolis feels effects of federal cutbacks to money for programs that serve a wide range of people.

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killermebeMar. 12, 12 9:13 PM

I vote that any of my tax money that was going to go to the Vikings go to this instead. Oh wait! that's right! I didn't get to vote. It got SHOVED down my throat.

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mred58Mar. 12, 12 9:30 PM

this is were that billion dollar stadium pays for it self

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furguson11Mar. 12, 1210:17 PM

We can expect more of this. Medical costs, social security and defense will consume most of the federal budget. We need to figure out to become self sustaining on our own.

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tomarMar. 12, 1210:31 PM

Unfortunately a huge chunk of the assistance funding goes to able bodied people with their hands always out.... While the truly needy get short-changed....

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camb24Mar. 12, 1211:15 PM

But I thought President Obama was going to pay for everything? Take from one neighbor and give to the next.

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stopitstopitMar. 13, 1212:12 AM

yeah...this story is believable...the feds are cutting back?? we have a trillion+ $ deficit that has exploded under the "ONE" that says otherwise...

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mnmonkeyboyMar. 13, 12 3:21 AM

Too bad George bush got us into two wars that each cost one billion per month...for almost 10 years now...that is like building 240 Viking stadiums.

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beaglemomMar. 13, 12 6:16 AM

In the fourth year of a presidency, I can not believe people do not expect Obama to have taken the training wheels off and actually "own" the current state of our country as his. Clinton did not do this to Bush and Bush did not do this to Clinton.

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brianjapanMar. 13, 12 8:05 AM

Of course- BLAME THE REPUBLICANS again. All sob stories are their fault of course. I do believe it is now MR. OBAMAS ECONOMY.

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chance123Mar. 13, 12 8:43 AM

The truth is that subsidies have propped up the reseidents and cities of Minneapolis and St Paul for decades. There is less to go around now and in the future, so those cities will begin to have to pay for it on their own (higher taxes) or some neighborhoods will begin to show how desparate they really are. Time to move to the far west metro, where people are productive, pay taxes and aren't loking for a handout.

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