"There's no such thing as federal aid." To make that statement flatly is to invite quick challenge, angered denial, or sheer, uncomprehending incredulity. In the face of so much evidence, such as highways, dams, public housing, and other physical things built with money from the federal government, how can anyone in his right mind make such a statement? "Of course, there is such a thing as federal aid," they say. Clearly, the national treasury has been tapped many times. Plainly, the federal government has "aided" states, regions, municipalities, individuals, corporations, and economic groups to the tune of billions."
A Help-Your-Self Booklet, 1959