Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bachmann Update: Tea Party Leader Pushed for Federal Pork

Good ole Michele Bachmann is every bit the political hypocrite we suspected she would be. The conservative Republican legislator from Minnesota talks big about small government and lower taxes–but she still wants every last federal dollar for her district. 

Here's the story from Think Progress:
Despite her Tea Party rhetoric, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) aggressively pursued literal government pork when she “leaned heavily” on federal officials to inject money into her district’s pork industry, the Huffington Post reports. Three of the six counties in her district are also among the top 10 recipients of dairy subsidies in the state.

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