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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:05 AM

Wyoming Waahmbulance: conservatives decry 'parasites' as they suckle on federal teat

"In Wyoming, Conservatives Feeling Left Behind

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His friend Bradley Harrington, who publishes a year-old conservative newspaper called Liberty’s Torch and is the host of a radio talk show in Cheyenne, said the election vindicated conservative politicians and commentators who talked about the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax, about makers and takers.

'The parasites now outnumber the producers,” Mr. Harrington said. “That’s why Romney lost, and I think it’s going to get worse.'"

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A 2011 study by the Pew States Project found that Wyoming received more federal funds per resident than any other state, largely because of royalties from mining and drilling. That $3,757 per person went to health care, transportation, education and other government programs."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/us/politics/after-democrats-gain-across-the-country-conservative-voters-wonder-where-they-fit.html?ref=us&_r=0

Nothing sadder than a rugged individualist who's actually...neither. Sounds like someone needs a bottle and a nappy.



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Reply Wyoming Waahmbulance: conservatives decry 'parasites' as they suckle on federal teat (Original post)
wtmusic Nov 2012 OP
treestar Nov 2012 #1
Arctic Dave Nov 2012 #2
wtmusic Nov 2012 #8
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #3
wtmusic Nov 2012 #9
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2012 #4
notundecided Nov 2012 #7
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #5
monmouth3 Nov 2012 #6
danimich1 Nov 2012 #10

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:12 AM

1. Well you see they work harder than the rest of us



Having the oil on their land means they worked harder and deserve more.

I love the one quoting JFK. Just what has he given his country? He's not willing to help the poor.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:17 AM

2. Sounds like an Alaskan "conservative".

 

They bitch to no end about the federal government spending "outside their means" while driving to the military base to do work.

Derp.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:54 AM

8. Exactly - 51% of Alaska's payroll comes from federal government

My sister lives in Fairbanks, works for the Dept. of Interior, and entertains no notions of rugged independence whatsoever.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:21 AM

3. Q: How do you starve a Wyoming rancher?

A: Weld his mailbox shut.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:04 AM

9. Snap!

and LOL

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:24 AM

4. Fuck Wyoming

It would be the absolute worst state in the country if it had more than 42 people living there.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:44 AM

7. Well, Wyoming has YNP, Grand Teton National Park, 1st National Forestand 1st National Monument

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:24 AM

5. Farmers seeking to rehab their arms after accidents reportedly use

baskets of federal money as therapy--their arms instinctively grab at the money.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:36 AM

6. Home to the Cheneys, right?...n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:18 PM

10. Yes!

He comes to town a couple times a year. He does fundraisers at the mansion of the richest people in town. Everything's named after him here. He's quite the local hero. Ugh

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