republican teabagger = welfare queen

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Michelle Bachman: Welfare Queen
    Michele Bachmann has become well known for her anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she has been collecting for at least a decade.

    And she’s not the only one who has been padding her bank account with taxpayer money.

    Bachmann, of Minnesota, has spent much of this year agitating against health care reform, whipping up the so-called tea-baggers with stories of death panels and rationed health care. She has called for a revolution against what she sees as Barack Obama’s attempted socialist takeover of America, saying presidential policy is “reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom.”

    But data compiled from federal records by Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit watchdog that tracks the recipients of agricultural subsidies in the United States, shows that Bachmann has an inner Marxist that is perfectly at ease with profiting from taxpayer largesse. According to the organization’s records, Bachmann’s family farm received $251,973 in federal subsidies between 1995 and 2006. The farm had been managed by Bachmann’s recently deceased father-in-law and took in roughly $20,000 in 2006 and $28,000 in 2005, with the bulk of the subsidies going to dairy and corn. Both dairy and corn are heavily subsidized—or “socialized”—businesses in America (in 2005 alone, Washington spent $4.8 billion propping up corn prices) and are subject to strict government price controls. These subsidies are at the heart of America’s bizarre planned agricultural economy and as far away from Michele Bachmann’s free-market dream world as Cuba’s free medical system. If American farms such as hers were forced to compete in the global free market, they would collapse.
  2. Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor. Welcome to America.
  3. kut2k2



    It still amazes me that a state as progressive as Minnesota would have arguably the dumbest and craziest assclown in Congress.
  4. Mnphats


    We have that covered with Franken.
  5. Actually Franken graduated cum laude in political science at Harvard.

    Michelle Bachman graduated from the prestigious Winona State University and the always hilarious Oral Roberts University and got an LL.M. degree in tax law from the the challenging College of William and Mary's School of Law which is actually better than DeVry.
  6. Mnphats



    Pelosi's lap dog.
  7. did you graduate from the same school as poor Michelle Bachman?
    if not you should probably know that franken is in the senate and pelosi runs the house. how could he be a lap dog for pelosi?
  8. Mnphats


    I stand corrected.

    Dirty Harry's lap dog.
  9. Mav88


    political science, LOL!
  10. Yes, with honors. Perhaps that's why he won the election.
    #10     Dec 22, 2009