Federalism that works

Check out below the first sentence of an article in the Aug. 13, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

ST. LOUIS • The city has received an additional $1 million in federal money for homeless services.

Could that million dollars have come from the state of Missouri?  No, it doesn’t work that way.  Only the federal government has the resources to address domestic issues and we would be wise to remember that.  Time to forget the states’ rights stuff.