A link arrived from the Peter Peterson Foundation, a fiscally conservative outfit with an anti-deficit bent, inviting me to look at their state-by-state compilation of all the categorical federal coronavirus aid programs.

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Key finding: In total spending, Arkansas has received more than $11.4 billion, or $3,795 per person. Only South Carolina ranks lower.

Should we blame Donald Trump and our all-Republican congressional delegation for our low standing? Or our own Republican administration? Maybe both sides believe what hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.

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But those are the numbers. They are broken down categorically and all searchable by rank.

 

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