let's see now: who secured civil rights and voting rights for it's citizens? LBJ!
Who saved the South from it's 3rd. world status? FDR (Tenn. Valley project)
Who built the Nat;l highway system which exploded Econl. Growth ? DDE
Who established Pensions and Un. Insur. so that families did'nt have to take care of their members who would never ( succumbing to advert. and Promo) save for such.?
I could go on and on. Don't wait for states to do much.