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One man’s subsidy, another’s lifeline

Russ Fulcher, the former Meridian state senator who is making a second run at winning the GOP's gubernatorial nomination, wants to wean Idaho from its dependence on federal money.

Or as Fulcher puts it, federal "subsidies."

Those federal dollars come with strings - and they contribute to a national debt now approaching $20 trillion, Fulcher said in a campaign statement.

"For the sake of Idaho's long-term economic prosperity, and for the sake of our federal partner, we must strategically and gradually right-size the balance of control between the state and the federal government," Fulcher said. "A plan must be put in place to stimulate economic growth, better manage our resources and ensure that Idahoans are less dependent on our financially troubled lender."

But one person's federal subsidy is another's federal lifeline/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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