Michelle Bachmann: Sucking on the government’s teats

Ryan Lizza has written an article to be published in the New Yorker

Mr Lizza was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air about his article and what he found while traveling with the Bachmann campaign

One takeaway, for me, from the NPR interview

For someone whose ideology is really defined by a strong dislike for government, if you look at the way she’s supported herself over the years, it’s mostly through the government. After law school, she works at the IRS, she’s there for four years, then in 1992 she starts taking in foster children and does that from 1992-1998 and is paid by the state to do that. She then works briefly for a local charter school and then she starts running for office and becomes first an employee of the state of Minnesota and then a congresswoman, an employee of the federal government. … Her husband is a psychologist [who] has two counseling clinics that like any other medical professional [clinic] takes lots of money from Medicare and Medicaid — and then on top of that, has received generous farm subsidies for a farm he owns in Wisconsin.”

Funny how that works

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