Federal Money Flows Into Hard-Hit Michigan

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Primary voters in Michigan head to the polls on Feb. 28 to weigh in on the Republican nominating contest. Michigan has been hard hit by the Great Recession, and that will affect voters’ outlook in choosing their Republican nominee and a president in November. One thing the presidential election is about is voters’ vision for how the federal government should serve the American people, so National Priorities Project took a look at how Michigan currently benefits from federal spending.

The average Michigan resident received $5,846 from the federal government in 2010—benefits that largely came through the Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment insurance programs

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