The less money state and local governments take from the Feds the better! The DOJ's threats of withdrawing federal funding from North Carolina AND their threat of a lawsuit, because NC is exercising their state's rights in a manner that rubs the Obama administration the wrong way, ought to be sending up red flags all over the country! It's the old carrot and stick routine; EVERY "gift" from Uncle Sam Obama has MAJOR STRINGS ATTACHED! Remember the old saying "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts"? It's time to change it to something like "Beware of tyrants bearing gifts!"