The Government Should Make Use Of Revenue Sharing Essay

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The Government Should Make Use Of Revenue Sharing

The Government Should Make Use of Revenue Sharing

Federal grants have become more common over the last 60 years, due to the
expansion and retraction of the size of the federal government. The federal
government began expanding in the 1930s to deal with the Depression. It used
federal agencies to directly deal with problems. As time went on, the tasks
were turned over to the states, but the federal government still remained
involved through the use of federal grants to states and localities. In the
1970s, Nixon's New Federalism put a heavy emphasis on federal grants. Revenue
sharing gave federal dollars to localities and states that had never received
very much or any federal money before. This increased local interest in
receiving federal money in many localities.

In order to deal with the federal bureaucracy and receive federal money,
localities and states have to develop efficient and effective bureaucracies of
their own. These state and local bureaucracies must understand the federal
rules and requirements for receiving federal aid. Some states routinely
receive a greater amount of federal money than other states with similar
populations due to the differences in state bureaucracies. The state which has
an effective grant-writing bureaucracy and maintains relations with federal
bureaucrats and leaders is often able to get more money.
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