Economist Jeff Williams says if Congress decides to increase the federal deficit to fund the aid, that's one thing, but if they decide to pare back federal spending that is quite another.
Meanwhile at the League for Human Services, the social service groups says the federal aid could pay for lots of human needs in Michigan. The $87 billion would fund our schools for six years, the welfare, corrections and community health departments for three years and it would eliminate Michigan's deficit along with the red ink in every other state in the nation.
Sharon Parks from the League says each Michigan family of three will pay $1,000 to fund the Iraqi aid program.
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