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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tea Party candidates hate Federal handouts except when they get them.

Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn) received over $250,000 in Federal farm subsidies between 1995 and 2006.

Ron Johnson, the Tea Party backed Wisconsin Senate candidate who might well unseat Sen. Russ Feingold started his company with the help of a $1 million government development bond.

Joe Miller, Senate candidate in Alaska received farm subsidies when he lived in Kansas.

The above are just a few examples of endemic hypocrisy. So many GOP politicians claimed credit for stimulus funded programs in their home districts ssepite voting and railing against it. Most notably, Bob McDonnell took credit for turning a $1,8 billion deficit into a $400 million surplus by using a very conservative fiscal approach to the budget. That and $2.2 billion in stimulus money that he neglected to mention during his self-congratulatory interview on Fox News.

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