link to original reddit post by /u/evilblackdog

Was talking with some friends the other day (alcohol was involved) and pretty much everything boiled down to, "the feds will just withhold tax dollars from the states if they don't play ball" which lead me to the idea of the States collecting all taxes.

How do you think things would change if the feds couldn't withhold funding as a way to strongarm states that don't like what they're doing?