Friday, December 25, 2009

Michele Bachmann, Chuck Grassley, Sam Brownback, and Max Baucus Collect Government Subsidies For Family Farms

An article on Truthdig had pointed out that Republican elected officials Representative Bachmann of Minnesota, Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa, Senator Sam Brownback from Kansas, and Democratic Senator Max Baucus from Montana have been collecting farm subsidies for a long time now, despite their free market talk and attempts to derail health care (at least for the Republican senators and congressmen).
When discussing health care, Senator Grassley had stated that "whenever the government does more ... that’s a movement toward socialism," yet he is been more then willing to collect government welfare for his family farms.

I had found this article interesting and decided to share it. 


  1. Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas to all you cool cats and pretty kitties! And have a purrrfect New Year!

  2. Thanks Kevin. Why am I not surprised?

  3. The information about Michele Bachmann's farm subsidies is old news. It was first reported over two years ago. Truthdig merely rewrote it without giving credit to the original source:

  4. Wasn't aware that it was an old article, but it was news to me. Thank you for supplying the original source. I just found the story interesting. I haven't found much time to really do some reading so it was the first article that popped out at me.

    I wonder if the Republicans who collect farm subsidies have that counted against them when they take the GOP litmus test...


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