Friday, March 26, 2010

The "I Got Mine" Brigade

For months we have witnessed the disgusting spectacle of people who already have taxpayer-funded healthcare (Medicare) saying that we can't afford to insure other people.

Now Jonathan Chait looks into the other government handouts received by the Tea Party protesters who oppose health care reform. Consider
Kitty Rehberg, a 71-year-old farmer from nearby Rowley (Iowa), who held a colonial-era American flag as she protested near Mr. Obama's speech." She said the president's policies would cost her "a lot from my pocket book" to help people who "just want freebies."
It turns out that her farm has received $357,000 in agricultural subsidies since 1995.

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