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Class War For Idiots / December 22, 2009

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This article was first published by TruthDig (truthdig.com)

Michele Bachmann has become known as the Queen of the anti-government Tea Baggers, protesting health care reform and slamming every other government handout as “socialism.” But what her followers don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is also a queen of another kind—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 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 his 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 living on the government dole. 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.

However, Bachmann doesn’t think other Americans should benefit from such protection and assistance. She voted against every foreclosure relief bill aimed at helping average homeowners (despite the fact that her district had the highest foreclosure rate in Minnesota), saying that bailing out homeowners would be “rewarding the irresponsible while punishing those who have been playing by the rules.” That’s right, the subsidy queen wants the rest of us to be responsible.

Bachmann’s financial disclosure forms indicate that her personal stake in the family farm is worth up to $250,000. They also show that she has been earning income from the farm business, and that the income grew in just a few years from $2,000 to as much as $50,000 for 2008. This has provided her with a second government-subsidized income to go with her job as a government-paid congresswoman who makes $174,000 per year (in addition to having top-notch government medical benefits). “If she has an interest in a farm getting federal subsidy payments, she is benefiting from them,” Sandra Schubert, director of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, told Gannett News Service in 2007, when the subsidies to Bachmann were first publicly disclosed.

But Bachmann isn’t the only welfare recipient on Capitol Hill. As it turns out, there is a filthy-rich class of absentee farmers—both in and out of Congress—who demand free-market rules by day and collect their government welfare checks in the mail at night, payments that subsidize businesses that otherwise would fail. Over the past couple of decades, welfare for the super-wealthy seems to be the only kind of welfare our society tolerates.

In the 11 years for which the Environmental Working Group has compiled data, the federal government paid out a total of $178 billion to American farmers. We’re not talking about the Joads here. The bulk of subsidies go to the wealthy, not small farmers, as Ken Cook, the group’s president, explained to the Central Valley (Calif.) Business Times:

American taxpayers have been writing farm subsidy checks to wealthy absentee land owners, state prison systems, universities, public corporations, and very large, well-heeled farm business operations without the government so much as asking the beneficiaries if they need our money. … Even if you live smack in the middle of a big city, type in a ZIP code and you’ll find farm subsidy recipients.

Chuck Grassley, the longtime Republican senator from Iowa who warns his constituents of Obama’s “trend toward socialism,” has seen his family collect $1 million in federal handouts over an 11-year period, with Grassley’s son receiving $699,248 and the senator himself pocketing $238,974. Even Grassley’s grandson is learning to ride through life on training wheels, snagging $5,964 in 2005 and $2,363 in 2006. In the Grassley family they learn early how to enjoy other people’s money.

Sen. Grassley railed against government intervention in the health care market, telling The Washington Times, “Whenever the government does more … that’s a movement toward socialism.” As the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, he ought to know, especially because the government has done more for him and his kin than for Americans struggling with high medical bills and mortgages. Even the free-market think tank the Heritage Foundation criticized Grassley on his deep connections to farming interests and his stubborn lack of transparency.

Then there’s Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., whose family has been on the government take for at least the past 11 years, pocketing some $500,000. The senator recently held a “prayercast” with Michele Bachmann to beseech God to kill health care reform as soon as possible because it would bring an evil socialist spirit into America. Like Bachmann, Brownback has a fierce belief in God, the free market and a two-year limit on all welfare benefits—unless it’s welfare to rich Republicans who don’t need it.

Not surprisingly, Blue Dog Democrats are on board with this welfare-for-the-rich thing. Max Baucus, the fiscally conservative Democratic senator from Montana who did his best to sabotage the health care reform process before it ever began, collected $250,000 in taxpayer subsidies to his family’s farm while fighting to keep Americans at the mercy of free-market health insurance. Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, another Democrat, also helped hold the line against so-called socialized medicine for Americans who need assistance, even though her family farm business follows the socialized subsidy playbook to a T. The Lincolns pocketed $715,000 in farm subsidies over a 10-year period, and the senator even admitted to using $10,000 of it as petty cash in 2007. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Sandlin of South Dakota stayed true to her conservative free-market roots by voting against the public option. Meanwhile, her daddy, Lars Herseth, a former South Dakota legislator, collected a welfare jackpot of $844,725 paid out between 1995 and 2006.

That’s just the way the game is played these days. Republicans and conservative Democrats bitch and moan about the allegedly Marxist underpinnings of universal health care and do everything they can to deny struggling Americans access to social services. Meanwhile, many of them profit off taxpayers in a massive welfare program.

Farm subsidies have become so corrupt that payments sometimes go to dead people for years. Federal farm subsidies, which were originally meant to help struggling farmers survive, are now little more than taxpayer robbery, taking taxpayer wealth from working Americans and sending it to the have-mores. According to 11 years’ worth of Environmental Working Group data that tracks $200 billion in subsidies, the wealthiest 10 percent of “farmers” have collected 75 percent of the money. That’s exactly the kind of socialism that Rep. Bachmann and her elite ilk like.

Yasha Levine is a mobile home inhabitin’ editor of The eXiled. He is currently stationed in Victorville, CA. Levine and co-editor Mark Ames first broke the connection between the Tea Party and the billionaire Koch brothers in Playboy.com in February 2009, sparking lawsuit threats, and causing CNBC’s Rick Santelli to publicly distance himself from the Tea Party movement and cancel his Daily Show appearance. You can reach him at levine [at] exiledonline.com.

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  • 1. black light  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    So where does this she-demon come from? The already extant hagiography claims that she came straight out of the blue:

    Accounts differ as to whether Bachmann arrived at the convention ready to run (as the defeated say) or whether her speech against government interference was spontaneous (as she says). In any case, the speech swayed the crowd and she gained the state Senate nomination on the first ballot.

    Further back, said hagiography offers the usual Saul struck off his horse claptrap:

    Bachmann remembers exactly what she was wearing when she decided that she no longer was a Democrat: “A tan trenchcoat, blue pin-striped shirt, like a tailored shirt, and dress slacks,” she said. “It was a vivid memory for me because it was a turning point philosophically.”

    Raises alot of questions if you ask me.

    http://www.startribune.com/local/11593596.html

  • 2. chipe  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    fucking scumbags

  • 3. Rate Crimes  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Nice work, once again!

  • 4. Not important  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Liquidate the kulaks!

  • 5. qwertyuiop  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    That picture is the ugliest photoshop atrocity ever- I’d sooner look at the original crackhead. The head is too big (plus it’s Michelle Bachmann’s)- try for better scale in future.

    Otherwise, spot on.

  • 6. Allen  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    The Republicans are right, Marx’s works are clear in their advocacy of not overthrowing the Capitalist hegemony but instead attempting to keep it in place and wring what little blood from it as is possible. (Slim to none?) Yes, that’s it …

    Karl Marx, the most name dropped theorist never read.

    Amusingly, it would seem Obama fails at even phony baloney Marxism. He is, however, a reasonably fine hand at “redistributing” the wealth to corporate robber barons. Sometimes I really can’t believe Republicans don’t like this guy.

  • 7. az  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    6: It’s only the robber barons that don’t contribute to their campaigns that the Republicans don’t like. ;)

  • 8. insignificant sheeps person  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    “Federal farm subsidies, which were originally meant to help struggling farmers survive, are now little more than taxpayer robbery, taking taxpayer wealth from working Americans and sending it to the have-mores.”

    The small independent farmers are forced to sale their land to suburban sh8tscape developers because farming isn’t as PROFITABLE anymore because the big government artificially keeps prices low with their subsidies to promote pop. growth and suburban sh8tscape expansion. Which btw is another reason why immigrants are driven off their lands in their home nations and migrate here.

    But also young people want to move to the “fast pace big cities” nowadays which is why rural parts are loosing young people population while retaining old people or human trash.

  • 9. proletariat  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    MEANWHILE, ON THE LEFT:

    *crickets chirp*

    *tumbleweed rolls by*

    Leftists did this to themselves. We idolize Martin Luther King and forget about Malcom. We idolize Gandhi (Who was a hardcore racist, by the way) and forget Bhagat Singh. We idolize Marcos and forget Ramona.

    Mrs. Bachmann wouldn’t be so brash and outspoken if her voice was met by rifle fire, but until that day comes, we will be nothing but a doormat for the jackbooted thugs on the other side.

  • 10. xyz  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    @proletariat
    Your comment on Gandhi being a racist is spot on. The dirty secret of Indian history is that virtually the entire political and business elite from the 1880s onwards were white supremacists. Most of them were educated(indoctrinated) in England and were eager to join the British and share the ‘white man’s burden’. Hell even the Congress party of India which spearheaded the political movement and ruled India for most of the last 60 years was founded as an exclusive club of pro British Indians. Only when they realized that the British were not too interested to admit them to their exclusive white club did they start getting all patriotic and concerned about the welfare of the rest of India.

  • 11. SweetLeftFoot  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Great work Yasha.

  • 12. thomzas  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 5:27 am

    proletariat

    I agree. The left have to stop whining and start shouting.

    The perception that haunts a lot of the left is that they don’t connect with people well, they distrust them, don’t like them.

    Politicians like Palin and Bachmann – they trust enough people are on their level to get a rally going. Where was Weiner? Dean? Huffington? Obama?

  • 13. Weber  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Yasha,

    I’m not a fan of Bachmann’s, but it might have been worth mentioning that she voted against these same farm subsidies twice in 2008, when it first came up and again when the House overrode Bush’s veto.

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll315.xml

    http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll346.xml

    I don’t see any inconsistency in a Rep. voting against the federal gov’t subsidizing farms and health care…this would seem to be philosophically coherent, even if one with which you disagree.

  • 14. Pascual Gorostieta  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 9:01 am

    While Hipster liberals join facebook pages to dedicated to protesting Buddhist monks in Burma. They forget that there are hungry and fucked over people in their own country.

  • 15. Joe Blow  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 9:58 am

    pluz…

    she can puke shit out her mouth and no one cares. its for the people in her district to choose a normal person, or not, as they care.

    if they like it, who are we to complain?

    point and laugh and shake our heads, but complain? never!

  • 16. SK  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 11:43 am

    9. Yeah, Hitler put a gun behind his racial ideals, and look at all the great things he accomplished!

    Why can’t Democrats take a page from his book?

  • 17. donkey morris  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    There’s always that streak of insanity that runs through the ruling class. Bachman is the modern day Caligula.

  • 18. Tony  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I can’t provide a link, but I seem to recall that for at least one year in the 80s, the Crown Prince of Lichtenstein received the greatest amount of farm subsidy money in the State of Texas. Go figure.

  • 19. LiberalMentalD1sturbance  |  December 23rd, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    @ 9

    don’t forget they idolize the people who were in the Civil Rights marches but forget the Black Panthers who actually exercised their 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms and went up to Sacramento when Reagan was there. Kinda like tea party protesters except they are black instead of hicks.

    Too bad you won’t get any of that with today’s libs. They don’t believe in guns because it harms all living things. And the Democrat Reps., Mayors, and govenors where they live at prohibit guns. Its like Democrats are on a hell bent mission to ban all guns while their constituents just don’t care.

    Go to any Democrat run area and there isn’t a gun shop in sight. Its like they don’t exist. Go to a right wing dominated area and there would be a gun shop next to a strip club.

  • 20. Necronomic Justice  |  December 24th, 2009 at 1:47 am

    @14 Fuck that, I just joined the facebook group “group for anarchists to post pictures of their cats in.”

    I obviously have a firm grasp on the power of online activism.

  • 21. YerTypicalEx-ArmyTrannyPunkGrrLNextDoor  |  December 24th, 2009 at 3:14 am

    RE: LiberalMentalD1sturbance

    Dayamn…sooo true and spot on.

    Since moving to a big city on the Left Coast I have yet to go shooting (a few years now, fuk) and can’t seem to find any like minded (lefty) folk with a place to go shooting at or some other non-sketchy locale.

    Michigan sucked and I don’t miss living there, but I will say when I was, at least I was out busting caps every other weekend at someone’s farm, out in the woods, etc. Gun stores were as common as gas stations or churches….GOOD times.

  • 22. Joe Blow  |  December 24th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    and a liquor store! and a motel with hookers! and a burger barn!

    Republican heaven!

  • 23. proletariat  |  December 24th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    well, the modern american “left” is not really very left at all and they realize deep down that if society was to change, they would lose their cushy jobs counting massa’s money, their big screen TV, BMW, private schools and ipods.

    they don’t want change, they just want to piss off their parents. any true revolutionary would have them up against the wall post haste.

  • 24. DethFiesta  |  December 24th, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Yasha, you said that “in 2005 alone, Washington spent $4.8 billion propping up corn prices.”

    Actually, farm subsidies serve to keep the prices of Corn and other raw food materials low, not high. The Govt encourages Agribusiness to produce these crops in abundance (which drives the price down) and then provides subsidies to ensure these companies continue to profit despite these low prices. The low prices are primarily encouraged so that Coca Cola can get Corn syrup on the cheap. Another classic example of corrupt government providing handouts to the ultra wealthy.

  • 25. Hermies Purrbuckets  |  December 24th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    A lying fullacrap hypocrit Repblicrat? How unusual…

    But seriously, when did “socialism” become a dirty word? Probably about the same time “liberal,” “anti-nuclear,” “vegan,” “atheist,” etc. did.

    Onward, Xtian Wal-Martians! Your iPod awaits!

    HP

  • 26. reader  |  December 25th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Sashenka, what happened to the article about how tough and great that TV hero Ratigan is? My body gets all hot and steamy thinking about blowing Ratigan.

  • 27. ACCER  |  December 25th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    This article is stupid unless you calculate the welfare minus how much tax she has paid her entire life.

    Otherwise you could argue that the entire red army fully supported communism since they all took “socialised food” that the army gave out.

    It is only common sense to use the benefits of what the tax you’re paying for can offer, even if you don’t support high taxes to begin with.

    So, has she paid more than 250 000 in tax? As a side note: I want teabaggers to give me a dirty sanchez.

  • 28. reader  |  December 25th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    ha ha, we all know that i am willing to blow ames so that i can get a few minutes of uncensored comment time. i’d even swallow.

  • 29. geo8rge  |  December 26th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Don’t worry bio fuels will make the farm bill scam seem penny ante.

  • 30. Allen  |  December 27th, 2009 at 1:49 am

    I think you actually mean “subtract the value of the taxes she paid *and then* tack on a life time’s worth of tolls for road use, some kind of voodoo charge for America’s various “security” apparatuses, a charge for whatever other government services used, and then a giant service charge for use of the USD (greatest confidence scam in history?) rather than gold or some other commodity.

    Then we will know if she was, indeed, a “welfare Queen” … I mean aside from implicitly supporting all the collective small time farmers having their pastoral fantasy made possible by taxpayers. I mean, I’m still not sure how you interpret that favorably if you’re a libertarian type, unless you are just intensely cynical (or just hypocritical?)

  • 31. adolphhitler  |  December 28th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    @21..where do you live, maybe i can help you out re cap popping

  • 32. Necronomic Justice  |  December 28th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    @21, What Adolf said.

    If you are up north I know some folks in Tacoma Washington. Other than that I am sure other folks have the major metropolises covered.

  • 33. ACCER  |  December 30th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Allen: Was that a response to me? In future you should be more clear on who you write to.

    Anyhow, I couldn’t understand a word you said, except that the USD is a confidence scam, which I agree.

    Saying it’s hypocritical to use welfare if you’re against welfare is stupid. If you live in a country with welfare you’ve paid for it with your tax money, so it’s rightfully yours. The same way if someone steals from you it’s not theft if you take it back.

  • 34. Chimp  |  December 31st, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Nothing will change until those on the left and those on the right realize that there is no difference between left and right politicians. The vast majority are in it for the benefits (read here bribes and pensions).

    Politicians who do not represent their constituents because they prefer bribes from special interest are traitors. When we start hanging traitors, things will change.

  • 35. adolphhitler  |  January 2nd, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    @34…dear chimp, you line them up and i’ll get the rope!

  • 36. Moe  |  January 4th, 2010 at 6:17 am

    At least she HAS a freakin’ job….unlike your other “Welfare” losers that sit and wait for their check each month…..if you wanna start hangin people, let’s start with these lazy fucks….ones that contribute nothing and take everything….

  • 37. Steve  |  January 5th, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Yet another biased one sided Liberal hit piece.

    Farming is so heavily regulated by DFL legislation a farmer has to participate in the subsidies or fail. And this hit piece trash doesn’t detail how much of a, if any, percentage Con. Bachmann has in the farm.

    Liberals are morons in denial about the destructiveness of their stupid ideology. Just like the forcing subprime mortgages on lenders and then being surprized when the market collapses and takes the world economy down with it. Then you A-Holes have the gall to blame Bush, after he and other Rep.s told you it was going to happen.

    The Stimulas was nothing more than taking our children’s futures and giving it away to rich unions and rich Democrat donors, but then the Kool-aid is preventing you from thinking straight.

    Show me a liberal and I will be looking at a deluusional fool who has no concept of the damage their misguided good intentions are doing to their victim’s soul.

    Liberalism is a mental illness that effects judgement and corrupts the soul.

  • 38. Steve  |  January 5th, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Message is awaiting moderation? What? Is this America or Amerika?

  • 39. Necronomic Justice  |  January 5th, 2010 at 7:38 am

    @38, It’s the internet full of retards and spambots. Moderation is a good thing.

  • 40. Alex_C  |  January 5th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Republicans looooooooooooove welfare! Show me a state full of Republicans and I”ll show you one with high rates of food stamps, welfare, wic, etc you name it. I was up in Prescott, AZ for a year after my business failed, and I could not take the freedom-loving Republican lifestyle in that all-American whitebread town: Drugs, crime, and everyone was on food stamps. The murder rate is HIGH. Everyone’s on food stamps, and the typical day consisted of watching TV, lifting weights (that’s what I did anyway) and wait for the Welfare to come in. Then a big shopping trip.

    I sold everything that I hadn’t sold already before going there, got my life down to what I could carry on my back, and rode my little 250cc motorcycle back out to the SF bay area. I’d taught myself caricature drawing and figured I’d make a living doing that back home here, oops wrong guess. I ended up panhandling for 4 months, and when I told my Republican buddies on email about it, they all thought I should be a professional panhandler and hit it 8 hours a day. (I would only do it enough for what I needed, and what’s worse, kept looking for job etc.) My Republican pals thought I was stupid to not soak people for everything I could, and said they’d all be doing it except it takes balls to go around approaching people for spare change, balls I had and they didn’t. The concept of fair work for fair value, and only resorting to begging when one really needs to and not a moment longer, escapes Republicans.

    To Republicans, it’s not “make” money, as in you made something useful, it’s “get” money. As in, scam, con, steal, just get it however you can.

    Teabaggers is indeed a good name for ‘em.

  • 41. Frank  |  January 10th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    This is just another example of the right-wing /Republican hypocrisy movement.

  • 42. wow  |  January 11th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    this place has gotten sloppily onesided.. it’s really a crock. reading the site back in the day I thought the audience was anarchists and assorted don’t give a fucks.. wtf happened? wanting the government to spontaneously combust is a bad thing? “tea bagger”? rachel maddow is a bulldike so using her catch phrase doesn’t make you cool, sorry

  • 43. ACCER  |  January 12th, 2010 at 2:32 am

    wow: The people on this site (both writers and fans) are idiots. Mark Ames for example, writes about how rich people are screwing the poor (class war for idiots) and his solution is; go further left, give the government more power. What he either fails to realize, or simply ignores, is that the rich are screwing over the poor by using the government and taxes against them.

    High taxes affects the little guy, never those who are already super rich. The rich benefits from high taxes, since it means less competition when fewer people are allowed to keep the fruit of their labour.

    Essentially the people here are Marxist useful idiots, people who brandish the ropes that will one day hang them. The worse part about someone like Mark Ames is how he think he’s intelligent because he’s educated, when in reality he knows too much but realizes to little.

    Anyone who is a thinking man realize that the explosive growth of government is never a good thing. Sure, it might be for a good cause, like giving everyone health care, but the government now controls health care. The government now decide who lives and dies.

    I am from Sweden, and I’ve seen the eugenics-program (which was run until 1975) where “unfit elements of humanity” where removed for the sake of everyone (I was born 1980 and it wasn’t until recently it got out fully). I’ve heard how the talk goes “people who are fat cost taxpayer money, so we need to ban trans-fat” (because of the free health-care it’s suddenly everyone business what everyone else does). And the talk inevitably leads to the same conclusion; it’s best for the sake of everyone to kill some people.

    You might think I sound paranoid or conspiracy theoretic, but I am not saying a new holocaust is waiting, more like the re-introduction of the death penalty because prisons are getting more crowded now that more and more things become illegal to do.

  • 44. Bones  |  January 19th, 2010 at 5:15 am

    When will Citizens of the USA wake up and realise that they are living in a capitalist oligarchy. Socialism is NOT equal to Communism; Capitalism is NOT equal to Democracy. The welfare of the many should outway the luxury of the few but should not preclude the aquisition of property. With power comes responsibility. Noblesse oblige is as true today as it was to Homer.
    Will the American dream become a totalitarian nightmare?

  • 45. scrog  |  January 21st, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    So man up and demand an end to farm subsidies Yasha.

  • 46. be free  |  January 23rd, 2010 at 2:34 am

    so…. isn’t she a living proof that the system doesn’t work? maybe her experience has further lead her to the conviction that this has got to stop.

  • 47. Sebastian  |  January 23rd, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Yeah! She’s a hypocrite so that means that everything she says is wrong! That means the entire movement of which she’s part no longer is valid because one of the people involved is a liar and a hypocrite! Ad hominum is a valid way to prove a point!

  • 48. James  |  January 25th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    [The following is MY OPINION. In true tradition of The Exiled, I expect my comment to be deleted within 24 hours of submission.]

    I believe this article to be complete disinformation where the “facts” presented are laughable. I can’t even bother pointing out all the wrongs, but anyone that wants to know more, just search Google for the specifics and you will learn plenty.

    (EXILED ONLINE EDITORS RESPOND: We let your comment stand as-is because it’s so goddamn retarded that there was no way to fuck with it and make it any more humiliating. Congratulations.)

  • 49. dzent1  |  February 18th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    By God, sir, you’d most definitely be required to register as a subversive in So. Carolina! (me too!)

  • 50. rbindc  |  February 19th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Keep drinking this “goddamn retard[s]” Kool-Aid you fucking idiots. Analogizing farm subsidies to government healthcare? Take a class in logic, please. Yasha – you’re nothing more than a useful fucking idiot.

    And your wannabe, tag alongs – just as fucking stupid as you.

  • 51. Doug  |  March 16th, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    I’m curious as to exactly what comments are censored here. I see the f-bomb dropped more here than in an Eminem song.

    You would think that vitriolic rants filled with expletives that serve no useful purpose in public discourse would be on the “better censor that one” list.

  • 52. Allen  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Nice article. Congratulations on the “nomination.”

    Among other things, the angst-y “hipublican” responses to a cognitive dissonance generating zinger like this one are priceless. “P-p-puleaze take a logic class giez!”

    I guess it doesn’t pay to try to think coherently and categorically when your so-called “ideology” is just a bunch of lazy platitudes generated by people who are merely looking to either maintain the status quo or tip it even further in the direction of their own personal enrichment.

    Better to be obtuse and claim that A and B have no imaginable relationship, and to imagine one’s self as a hip justifiably condescending “conservative” talking down to all the plebs, than to accept the reality that one is just another dime-a-dozen sucker douchebag.

  • 53. paul  |  March 18th, 2010 at 5:47 am

    You think she’s bad? Check out MY Representative…

    …Representative Boyd is the majority owner of Boyd Family Farms Inc., which is currently receiving farm subsidies appropriated by the same Appropriations Subcommittee of which Boyd is a member. Allen Boyd has received almost $1.3 million in federal farm subsidies since 1996, placing him in the top 3 percent of farmers receiving subsidies nationally, and 12th among more than 5,300 farms that received subsidy money over this period…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Boyd

  • 54. Anonymous  |  May 2nd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Do you expect us to believe that photo isn’t altered? Please. It’s blatantly obvious that her face is pasted on. There goes the credibility of your entire article.

  • 55. tiredofthiscrap  |  May 8th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    If Ms.Bachmann were seriously against the “socialist” trend, she would have taken proactive measures to end the subsidies. A mere vote no, knowning full well the bill would pass anyway, does not exonerate her.

  • 56. Sal  |  May 25th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    All farmers take government subsidies, it would be impossible for them to make a profit without them. The supply for most crops greatly out weighs the demand.

  • 57. Elena Patton  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I knew it wasn’t going to take long until she was found out the way the midia is now adays. Sorry, people but the dirty laundry always always show up some where.

  • 58. Cheeky Bastard  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 5:10 am

    @ 37:

    Nice piece of Soviet-style revisionist history you puked up there, but maybe you should wait a few decades before you start switching the nametags. Too many of us have memories that are not yet atrophied by the Murdoch machine; we remember that the first “socialist” bailout dropped from the hand of none other than W. himself, who also by the way, sat back on his hands while the whole package came unglued. There were warnings, but not a one of them came from the Oval office. Greenspan had to have his face rubbed in it before he would admit that his policy was misguided; it was all of these clowns who let Paulson write the legislation (the welfare recipient gets to determine his own payment) that you’re frothing about. But by all means, keep watching FOX News. They help you write hilarious posts. Stalin and Kruschev would have loved you.

  • 59. Jim  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 11:18 am

    No surprise hear typical Republican Lying horse SH*t!

  • 60. ethan  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    @ 56

    “All farmers take government subsidies, it would be impossible for them to make a profit without them. The supply for most crops greatly out weighs the demand.”

    …because crops are so heavily subsidized.

    but by all means, fall down and claim that the ground rose…

  • 61. Shelly  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Wow. Can I republish this on ProMNPolitics.com?
    Bachmann is even more corrupt than I thought.

  • 62. D. R. P.  |  June 23rd, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    she gets welfare and i don’t just don’t get that…?

  • 63. Wat  |  June 27th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I have no doubt that I am an idiot because although I hate welfare queens I have rationalized in my mind that she should take these welfare payments because you would be first in line if you could. And I hate you. Therefore, it’s all your fault. And I should be in a rubber room…………

  • 64. LibPro  |  October 12th, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Why isn’t this in the mainstream media! This type of information is exactly what the American public needs to know about!! Where can I research your source docs for this stuff. I imagine there are dirty little secrets on most congressmen and women.

  • 65. jack  |  October 12th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Are you kidding me! You are ragg’in on America’s farmers and the subsidize they get- guess who gave the farmers this subsidy? Go ahead, yes, your brother demorates.
    Give’em hell Harry!!

  • 66. daniel collins  |  October 20th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    i feel sorry for you. Take a minute and listen to her. She’s out there…but she calls attention to what’s wrong with our handout society here in Minnesota. Check into her family businesses. I am proud of her.

  • 67. Dave  |  November 4th, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I have yet to figure out why farmers like the demoncraps. As Jack pointed out, it was the demoncraps who in their infinate wisdom started all these subsidies, which in turn started the demise of the small family farms in this country. If you want to throw the blame at someone for these susidies, and farmers “having” to take them to make a living, look no farther than the demoncrap in the mirror!

  • 68. sophia  |  November 4th, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Good Grief!! That picture is photoshopped! I cannot imagine what happened to her neck!
    Why can’t you at least use a real picture of her?

  • 69. joe blow  |  November 5th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    this site is full of left wing stupid ass liberals that need to move out of Mommy’s basement, get a job and a life! friggin losers

  • 70. Big Louie  |  November 9th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    You loons lost now go home.

  • 71. Sluggo  |  December 22nd, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Comparing hard working farmers to crack smoking welfare queens is typical of the leftist inability to make valid analogies.

    A guy I used to know posted this on his facebook page as a slam at the right. I read it and realized that for all of his education, he isn’t that bright. Sad.

  • 72. CCinRI  |  December 23rd, 2010 at 8:16 am

    LOL…I see all the retardlicans from the unhappy land of Shitforbrainzia are here and kicking up a storm that their theiving heroes have been outed for their collectivist hypocrisy. BAH HA HAHA HA! Happy Holidays Asshats.

  • 73. dj  |  January 6th, 2011 at 5:36 am

    So if money is available to obtain legally than you are a bad person for accepting it? As long as she works to close these welfare handouts to lazy, unmotivated, wastes of space than she is ok in my book. We need to make welfare pay less than minimum wage so welfare babies will be motivated to work and then PAY TAXES instead of spend mine.

  • 74. MM  |  January 8th, 2011 at 12:36 am

    This bitch is a cunt, no wonder teabaggers adore her. She is a welfare queen like the rest of them. Old fat gunts that live off the government tit while railing against socialistm.

  • 75. macsnafu  |  January 11th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I know next to nothing about Michelle Bachmann, but if raising her profile will raise more awareness of the problem with farm subsidies, I’ve got no problem with it. End all welfare, especially corporate welfare. End the sugar tariffs, and the pop bottlers can use cane sugar instead of HFCS again.

  • 76. single mom  |  January 25th, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    I work my butt off as a single mother, barely making ends meet. I don’t get ANY handouts. No medical assistance, no rental or daycare assistance, no food stamps.. nothing! i drive a old cheap car and I constantly hear about mothers on welfare with a bunch of kids, sitting around smoking and eating free food in a dirty apartment.. this makes me think I DESERVE the handout, I actually tried- I walked into the welfare waiting room and sat with a room full of immigrants (I also parked between a BMW and an Audi).. I was denied everything because my childs father made too much money and we’re not even together! I was only doing it because I wanted life to be a little easier and not to have my child see me stressed over bills so much. Is it fair that our taxes are going to people that don’t DOOOOO anything? It’s really not fair to those of us that are people who help other, donate when we can, stop for the person with a flat tire, give a coworker advice, help a lost crying kid, or give someone a smile and a thankyou just because you know it’ll make someones day. Just think about all of those who are not on welfare and deserve it, and all of those who ARE on welfare and DON’T deserve it.

  • 77. swaneagle tremblay  |  January 26th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I think the term Welfare Queen has been used to slander poor women across the board in a way that simply does not make it acceptable to use against greed monger Michele Bachman. There is a nasty spiritedness reminding me of vengeance and hate jocks. I think it is important to address the dishonorable greed of key people who promote corporate takeover of everything. As a single mother who raised children alone for 36 years, i really could have used help till all my children reached adulthood as their fathers gave little to no help. I chose to forge my own way in dire poverty for many years as safety nets required that one be humiliated, vilified and scorned in order to attain a pittance. Instead i maintained a remote cabin in trade for rent, grew some of my food, chopped wood, hauled water and took any little job i could get. I just am appalled at how mothers have been maligned, especially single mothers. I feel this piece would have been far more effective instead of using a term of hate on some one who does indeed need to be called on her crap

  • 78. DrMaat  |  January 26th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    It is the scandal of America that we subsidize so many wealthy class citizenry, pay them not to farm, yet require persons who are low income, disabled, or having cashflow problems from lack of patronage of their small businesses to be on skid row, drugs or infested with HIV/AIDS and homeless to receive any form of relief or bailout. Why do people who say they want reform insist on keeping the status quo by electing the same mindset of people. What manner of people are these who criticize the President for caring enough about persons who are uninsured, were about to lose unemployment benefits, and seniors and persons who are disabled in his first year (to give each one $250, yet they take $250,000+ handouts? What hypocrisy, injustice, and aethical behavior. This is the Queen of the Teabaggers? Does she kill the worker bees?

  • 79. marcos  |  January 27th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    its a good story so why did you photo shop the picture?

    we dont want you ruining our credibility.

  • 80. jim kaat  |  February 8th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    You guys must be real scared of Michelle Bachmann to have George Soros’ backed TIDES FOUNDATION (The Environmental Working Group ) do a hit piece on her!

    http://activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/225-tides-foundation–tides-center

    That’s RIGHT EWG is getting donations from the TIDES GROUP ( which is a GEORGE SOROS FOUNDATION) to do a SMEAR PIECE on her FAMILY!

    Talk about SCUMBAGS, SOROS was a NAZI INTERLOPER!

    Here is the proof SOROS is involved with TIDES!

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5184

    YOU GUYS ARE PURE SCUM!!

  • 81. jimbo  |  February 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Tea party people, as represented by Mrs. Bachmann, might do well to remember the words of Bernard Shaw, who said, “there are two tragedies in life. One is to not get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.” Old affluent white people, enjoying the benefits of progressive legislation which has provided them soc.sec. and medicare, may sing a different tune when government gets that off their back.

  • 82. Dan  |  February 19th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Just was this touched up photo Michele Bachmann, just a word about the touch up. If you are going to use photoshop why don’t you find a commenter who can handle a joke. Me personally, I can’t handle a joke because I’m a fucking retard who jerks off to Michelle Bachmann’s hair. I photoshop her hair and then jerk off into it. Most teabaggers do that. Hey, it’s my right as an American, it’s all in the 2nd amendment pal.

  • 83. Fred Johnson  |  March 1st, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    The Tea Party is a group of racist tools

  • 84. Silas de Goute  |  March 5th, 2011 at 4:08 am

    You guys are true scumbaggers.

    Anyone know Bachmann’s position on the Farm Bill?

    Why is the government paying farmers NOT to produce food?

    Rifle Fire? Are you serious? Sickos!

  • 85. JackKemp  |  March 5th, 2011 at 7:38 am

    There is one thing left out of this self-righteous rant against Bachmann. Any farmer who does not take the government money that all their other neighbor farmers are taking has a much higher cost of producing food which means they would have to charge higher prices to their distributors – a situation which would put them out of the farm business within a year. This applies to Democrat as well as Republican farmers. This was the intention of the federal subsidy. Unless the subsidies are repealed for all farmers, no single farmer could stay in business turning down a federal subsidy. Have you ever seen a photo of the Dept. of Agriculture building complex in Washington? It is a block long and covers two sides of the same street. You and I are paying for this bureaucratic monstrosity.

    So, this is what I tell myself to convince myself that I’m not a sucker for supporting a loathsome hypocrite with big crazy eyes. Nope, I’m not a sucker at all! I’ve just convinced myself that it’s ok Bachmann takes farm subsidies while cutting other people’s subsidies. I’m what you call a “slave.”

  • 86. Malcolm Kantzler  |  March 13th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    While I detest Bachmann’s politics and the Tea Party, the picture at the head of this story is a fake and the use of fake, derogatory pictures works in Bachmann’s favor and degrades the validity of facts presented. You should take down the fake and replace it with any of the appropriate, real pictures of her that are available.

  • 87. Olgare  |  March 25th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I’m a conservative and I have to say that I don’t know how to read or write, but luckily my Medicare-funded nurse can type for me how much I hate big government.

  • 88. Radiated Food  |  March 26th, 2011 at 4:20 am

    “Government by the people” is obviously an oxymoron.

  • 89. R Hinkley  |  March 28th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Wow … namecalling (teabagger)? Photoshopped pictures? Blatant hypocrisy? This must be a right-wing blog, because I heard that only the right-wing does these things. Surely the tolerant left doesn’t engage in such things…

  • 90. Truther  |  April 7th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Now if the author of this article was just a wee bit more honest they would also note that if you want to farm in the US you have to take the subsidies or be out of business … the subsidy is to replace the lost revenue from the corn or dairy products the govt says you can’t grow. If you try to farm the products that they don’t want you to grow you get fined big time. So there is a catch 22 setup that a farmer really can’t ignore if they want to continue to farm …

  • 91. Vanessa Callahan  |  April 8th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    http://minnesotaindependent.com/59211/bachmann-pays-property-taxes-late

  • 92. Zachary  |  April 10th, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I don’t, know were some of you guys are getting that Gandhi was some kind of raceist or “supremacist” Why, is this nonsence being said, as fact? Certainly, there is no evidence to support that claim. Exsept, that he was educated in England? With other’s that might, have been? Isent, that called guilt by association? Your, claim only seem’s to be based on assuption. I did, a long SA on him a long time ago and found absolutely nothing about Gandhi being, a bigot. Were, are you idiots getting your crackpot, info from? If, Gandhi was walking down a street were white’s were only supposed to be they would try and scare him with violence. When, he would try to walk passed them he would be, pushed down. Then, he would simpley get back up with the same look of non violent kindness on his face that demanded respect. He, understood more then most at that time the value of turning, the other cheek. And, why Jesus said that to, his followers. This, is’ent the action’s of a rasist. You, guy’s need to keep on current events. History, dos’ent seem to be you stong suit. I seriously, question your motives for calling Gandhi a, “hard core rasist” I rather, think you yourself’s just might be hard core idiotic, zelots.

  • 93. Neil07.com  |  April 10th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    What’s she doing in this photo?
    Smoking a crack pipe?

  • 94. Bob  |  April 10th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    To me, as with a lot of other libertards being paid to troll the comment section of The eXiled, I’m going to pretend that since you Photo shopped the picture on the article, your article has no credibility. See that type of logic flies with my humorless masters. So I am going to say that the because the head does not match the body or hands leaves it leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth that maybe some of the contents may be wrong as in facts…though I wan to believe it, honest to Hayek von Mises, I do! But you ruined the story or article with a BS picture. Yep, I’m gonna say that even though a year after your brilliant article was published, CBS or NBC or ABC or all of them confirmed that the crack smoking welfare queen Michele Bachmann did in fact benefit from a quarter million in farm subsidies. Go figure. That’s just how we paid libertard shills roll. Nothing personal, you see.

  • 95. KayInMaine  |  April 10th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the photo with this article! I detest HER though. :D

  • 96. Terafied  |  April 10th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    @90

    “” Now if the author of this article was just a wee bit more honest they would also note that if you want to farm in the US you have to take the subsidies or be out of business “”

    Wow. I’ve read a lot of whoppers, but this one takes the cake.

    Try again?

    http://farm.ewg.org/subsidyprimer.php

  • 97. lotario castillo  |  April 10th, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Is Michele Bachman on the public doll? Is she receiving Congressional medical coverage paid for by me? If she is covered medically, then she is a fraud, to put it mildly. We do not need hypocrites or fraud running for office.
    I, personally, have no interest in talkers.
    Tell me if you walk the walk — that tells more than all the garbage talk.

  • 98. Mary Pike  |  April 10th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Check me out, I’m a libertard troll who is gonna pretend that I’m not offended and that you gays are so LAME! Ha ha! ROFL! Here I am: Wow, is this the best you can do??? What a waste of my time reading such trash. Just had to leave a comment to let you know you people are a joke.

  • 99. Denise  |  April 11th, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Here’s my troll attempt to find some way to criticize this article. See, I can’t criticize the journalism here, but I’m paid by a PR firm to pretend I agree with you but I’m troubled by…the photoshopped photo! Yeah, that’ll discredit it. So here’s my addition to the troll comments:

    I can’t stand this woman but I think valid arguments are compromised when bad “photo shopped” photos are used in conjunction. I think you should use a real picture – she’s train wreck even in those.

  • 100. Daniel Y  |  April 11th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    The article was fabulous… but that photo I totally disagree with.

    To equate welfare with being a crack whore I think is shameful and disgusting.

    The average yearly income is around $40,000.00. That means there are millions that are working around the poverty line.

    Let’s not equate welfare with being a crack addict.

    I don’t know if there is any statistical information on how many crack addicts are on welfare, but I imagine most crack addicts are so screwed up they don’t even know how to apply for welfare.

    Let’s not demonize the poor while trying to get to the real point.

    You lose your credibility.

  • 101. Maura  |  April 11th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Please please don’t even use “welfare queen” ironically or in jest.

  • 102. Allah Moohammed  |  April 11th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Who orignally started the teabagger movement?

    Liberal cigar-stuffer Bill Clinton. I wonder if Junk Trunk Michelle teabags Barry? That’s not possible as he has no balls. Yasha, you’re the one on crack, crackbagger.

  • 103. Linda  |  April 11th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Hey, What’s she lighting up in this photo?

  • 104. mathetos  |  April 11th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Hi, I’m a corrupt scumbag whose shit little salary is paid for by the Bachmann For Generalissimo Liberty Foundation. Unlike you, I work in the dark and carry her water. Actually, working for this PR agency I carry Bachmann’s chamber pot. That’s the kind of shit-bag I am. I really hope you don’t publish my comments, or anyone like me. We’re not worthy of your eXiled greatness.

  • 105. Sam  |  April 11th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    What’s she smoking in that picture?

  • 106. Terry  |  April 11th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’m Michele Bachmann’s PR agent from New Media Strategies and I approve this Message:

    I’m with Daniel Y on this one. No need for fake, derogatory pictures. That’s FoxPac style.

  • 107. Ellie Hampton  |  April 11th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Jesus christ, I’m sorry to have to do this. But my boss is breathing down my neck here. He’s making me use this sock puppet software that that use to keep posting the same lame retort about the Photoshopped picture, which I personally think is funny because I have a sense of humor. But hey I need this job, I got five kids to feed. So here I go again: Interesting article – no surprises, except the obvious and poorly manipulated Bachmann Photoshopped head on a different body. It wasn’t necessary to make the point: money from the government is good if you are rich, bad if you are poor.

  • 108. Romeo  |  April 11th, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I agree that these farm subsidies are outrageous. Both parties are to blame. But I’m just another paid PR troll, so don’t pay attention to me.

  • 109. voiceofreason  |  April 11th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Come on people, look at this for what it is… It is a ‘blind as a bat’ Obama supporter, knowing that our president is on his way out for his collosal mess ups… As far as I can see, this woman didn’t recieve ‘welfare’ as it is stated in the headlines; her father-in-law was asked to reduce production on his farm to push up agriculture prices, and was paid his portion of a government run program, to subsidise his lack of income… Wake up people! you are being led down the wrong thorn lined path here…

  • 110. Romeo  |  April 11th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I applaud for the way you corrected my comments. Bravo! (Just don’t tell my boss at New Media Strategies, ok? I’m due for a comment sock puppet of the week award, which gets me 5 hours of overtime work for no extra pay! Yippeee!)

  • 111. sarah  |  April 12th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    hate hate hate hate….um….more hate Have you ever farmed?

    Crappy photoshopped picture. Not even her body. Made her look older than she really is. Winning!

  • 112. Mike La Torres  |  April 13th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    If Ms Bachmann is a hard-working farmer, it’s news to me. The farm is rented out to another farmer, who, I believe, has hired others to do the actual work of bringing in feed and hauling out cow shit. The term for this is not “farmer”, but “landlord”. Just sayin’.

  • 113. Mike La Torres  |  April 13th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Or “landlady”, I guess.

  • 114. Rita  |  April 14th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I just vomited up my dinner. Could I get some welfare from Minnesota. I USED TO LIVE THERE and raised several children and we never had money, so I guess I am due about 100 thousand too in welfare.

  • 115. phil  |  April 17th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Michele is awesome. Hopefully she and the other conservatives can put an end to the union pukes and other entitlement minded lazy farts liberals in trying to wreck America and make it like East Germany.

    Keep up the great work Michele – you are a great American!!

  • 116. JW  |  April 18th, 2011 at 6:30 am

    There are few thinking people on here. For the most part most of the HATE filled comments are just that HATE without much thought. Her “FAMILY FARM” gets subsidy. WOW what a journalist this so SMART. Every Farmer gets Subsidies…Democrat and Republican. You can write this article about any farmer in America. Think before you write. Farm Subsidy is in reality a small part of the budget…but none the less it is yet another entitlement program…I just in the kindest manner ask that all American start thinking rather that blindly follow. If the blind lead the blind will they both not fall in a pit?

    Yes, by the way, I am a paid PR maggot who trolls comments sections on behalf of Ms Bachmann. It sucks to be a squid like me.

  • 117. GK  |  May 3rd, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Obama health care……….
    43% of Americans pay federal income tax.
    129 million Americans pay federal income tax.

    57% of Americans don’t pay federal income tax.
    171 million Amercans don’t pay federal income tax.

    The numbers don’t work, not enough people paying taxes to pay for those that don’t.

    Obama care will futher strain and already strained economy. It will not work.

  • 118. A Swaim  |  May 6th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    How convenient to “blow-up” such theories as “welfare farmers subsidies” when the gov’t
    has long controlled the farms and farmers as far back as the 30s. This is the way you will have to deal with the farmer whether you want to or not. The gov’t strictly controls the agricultural business and have done so long before Michele Bachman was born. She and her family are not responsible for the way the DOA has so tightly regulated how much and how little farmers can produce. The DOA pays farmers to do it THEIR way and if you inherited a farm such as Bachmann, youre a victim of the system, not an initiator, the same as you and I inherited the tax system. We not agree with it, but we pay or else…Get the basic facts straight !

  • 119. Michael  |  May 16th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I think it should also be noted in this article all the government checks Michelle received from the government to raise the 18 foster children she temporarily parented. Don’t forget about the college scholarships and grants to get that law degree where shortly after graduation she went to work for the IRS as a tax lawyer…….has she ever made a dollar the old fashioned way or does she only know how to cash government checks?

  • 120. Sheilah B.  |  June 11th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I KNEW IT! Every time I see that MORON MICHELLE BACHMAN I think: “She’s got the glazed eyes and euphoric look of a stoned out, BRAINWASHED HIPPIE CHICK who hasn’t seen a clean or sober day since she joined the CULT”. And this piece of work wants to give Corporations PROFITING BILLIONS A YEAR a REDUCED income tax of 9%!

    What gets me most, is I’ll spend the time to research the things I put down and PROVE my statements grounded in fact, and these radical NEOCONS have the audacity to: Call me a liar & insane, Accuse me of being a leech on society when I’ve not paid less than 15%-27% in gross wages in well over 20 yrs. and have yet to ask for my return. I’ve worked my whole life (+25hrs a week to 78hrs a week) since I was 14, PT at least since I was 8. I PAY my taxes! I PAY my taxes! Abide by the laws, give to charity, and have actually worked my self crippled! Own my own home and Pay taxes on that too, these NEOCONS don’t know me from Adam and all they can do when someone tries to educate them is sling INSULTS! I don’t want to pay for unnecessary wars, I don’t want to instigate wars and rumors of wars! OR FAMINES OR Plagues!!! I DO NOT want to carry the tax load of MEGA RICH who pay NOTHING! I don’t want my Social Security over to a bunch of shits who just might wipe the whole nation out. I DO want at least a NATIONAL HMO FOR PETES SAKE! And I DON’T WANT TO BE CALLED A COMMIE OR SOCIALIST because I WANT SOMETHING FOR the contributions I had and have to slave for! DAGNABIT!

  • 121. David DuVal  |  June 13th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    You know, the term “tea-bagger” is very doragatory. Surely the author is aware of it’s original meaning(?). If your article’s opening line just throws an insult, the only remaining readers is the choir. I’m offended by it and I’m a drunken guitar player. Wonder how others feel about it. It reminds me of how justified revolutions in history turned into blood bathes afterwards (Paris, Saigon, etc.).

  • 122. iamwinstonsmith  |  June 13th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    So you’re upset that her FATHER IN LAW received government farm subsidies?

    Rrrrrrrright you are sir, I love to suck on oligarch servants’ toes…to get right in there and get to lickin’! M’mmmmmmmmmmmm! Woof woof.

  • 123. Patrick  |  June 15th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Howdy Ho children! I’m an assistent to Mr. Marcus Bachmann, a Christian psychiatrist who cures gay people of their gay lifestyle with the lord’s light and truth! Here is my opinion: I like specifics. When you say they pocketed “Welfare” you are out and out lying. The pocketed other government subsidies. WHICH IS STILL awful. Do some real reporting. You are providing a service. Make sure the details are right ok? Thanks and don’t piss off Mr. Marcus or one day you may find yourself gunned down by a deranged non-gay lifestyle lone assassin. Beware.

  • 124. dick  |  June 16th, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    well i havnt read anything that scares me like the fact our current president was basically under anti American sermon for decades. liberals need to stop trying to “liberate” and give away everything and make all equal. capitalism is what built this country and what has allowed us “Americans” this life style we live in today. if opportunity came to me in the “future” i would like the chance to capitalize and make a better life for myself. I am not to peachy keen about taking that away and making myself equal to a drug user in the ghetto on welfare. thats my interpretation on socialism.

    give me libertardy or give me defecation!

  • 125. Bill Chase  |  June 17th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    You are a sad and pathetic group. Any one who disagrees with you is stupid, racist, a homophobe or worse! When I read your comments, all I can think of is how petty and mean spirited you all seem to be! It is a great country, enjoy your freedom. Stop condemning your fellow citizens and celebrate the diversity of belief in our country. Apathy and indifference should be our only enemies.

    Notice: This message has been paid for by the Billioanires’ Chamber Maids Association of America, which is fighting for freedom and our right to carry our dear masters’ chamber pots for minimum wage.

  • 126. gmcbride  |  June 20th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    The comment i am posting here has been sockpuppetshopped. my face does not go with mr koch’s body.

  • 127. markuus  |  June 20th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I will definitely keep an eye on this sight going forward. Wow what an amazing hate infested group of leftists. Even the right does not go as far as having NESOCS using crack pipes. Amazing, truly look in a mirror if trying to find the hate in this country. Remember all social crimes have always started from the left side of Marcus Bachmann’s buttocks…that’s his best side, if you ask me. Jus trying to help people.

  • 128. bill  |  May 29th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Yasha Levine: I, too, hate the Bachmann hypocrisies. I wonder to myself, if my comment is so important, why can’t I get a job commenting?


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