Friday, October 22, 2010


Here's your humdinger of a headline today:

GOP Candidate Hartzler Wants "Government To Leave Us Alone" Yet Has Taken $774,325 in Federal Subsidies

Here's something Vicky Hartzler said in an interviews:

My husband and I are small business owners. We sell farm equipment, we have three stores. I was a teacher for several years, was a state rep for six years, a wife and a mom. We just want the government to leave us alone here in Missouri’s 4th.

And now read this:

The problem with Hartzler’s self-righteous invocation for the government to “leave us alone,” is that it has done anything but that with her farm business. According to data collected by the Environmental Working Group, Hartzler and her husband’s farm outside Harrisonville, Missouri, has “received $774,325 in federal subsidies from 1995 to 2009."

That strikes me as a lot of money. And, maybe it's appropriate; I don't know. It's just that accepting it is not at all consistent with wanting to be left alone by governement.

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