The states should love this.
check it out:
Likely Republican presidential hopeful and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, speaking in the Lyndon B. Johnson room in the Senate, on the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s War on Poverty, urged a break with LBJ and proposed a conservative’s alternative way of ending poverty: turning over control of the federal poverty programs to the states.
“What I am proposing today is the most fundamental change to how the federal government fights poverty and encourages income mobility since President Johnson first conceived of the War on Poverty fifty years ago,” Rubio said in his speech. “I am proposing that we turn Washington’s anti-poverty programs – and the trillions spent on them – over to the states.”
The federal government, he said, is ill-equipped to run such programs and deal with the wide array of differing conditions and needs among the states.