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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:39 PM
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Bachmann and family have benefited personally from government aid (LAT)
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-ba...

Bachmann's had her share of government aid
The fiscal conservative from Minnesota and 2012 presidential contender has benefited personally from federal funds and federal farm subsidies.
By Melanie Mason and Matea Gold, Washington Bureau

Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives.

But the Minnesota Republican and her family have benefited personally from government aid, an examination of her record and finances shows. A counseling clinic run by her husband has received nearly $30,000 from the state of Minnesota in the last five years, money that in part came from the federal government. A family farm in Wisconsin, in which the congresswoman is a partner, received nearly $260,000 in federal farm subsidies.

And she has sought to keep federal money flowing to her constituents. After publicly criticizing the Obama administration's stimulus program, Bachmann requested stimulus funds to support projects in her district. Although she has been a fierce critic of earmarks calling them "part of the root problem with Washington's spending addiction" the congresswoman nonetheless argued recently that transportation projects should not be considered congressional pork.

As Bachmann prepares to formally launch her presidential bid Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, Republican strategists warned that she needs to square her record with her public pronouncements...
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:49 PM
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1. Nothing to see or learn here. There are so many
it's a damn joke. Fuggedaboutit. It's the same ol and it's not changing. Unless the people take the power back. And I don't see that happening either.


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Roci Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:51 PM
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2. I believe
The operational word here is "Hypocrite."
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:58 PM
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3. The LAT is a little slow. That's been discussed here for quite a while now.
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Bosso 63 Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 08:18 AM
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4. Republicans are victims not hypocrites.
Calling out a Republican on hypocrisy only gets you a blank look of incomprehension.
What ever they do is OK, because the world is against them. They have to do all the work and pay all the taxes, and as a result, they can justify anything they do.
Thats how it works, just ask one.
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