The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…

Art Wittich, sick and tired of serving the public.Congressman Rehberg is trying to hide his wealth from Montana voters.Bozeman state Senator Art Wittich and Congressman Dennis Rehberg, who tried to wheedle their way into news stories touting a local Gallatin Gateway school’s success with federal nutrition programs–programs they oppose. Wittich acts one way at home in his district, and quite another when he’s in Helena.  The Senator crashed an award ceremony at a local school, but is on the record pontificating about the need to crack down on poor kids who abuse federal nutrition programs in a legislative interim committee. Wittich went so far as directing legislative staff to look into whether we could have needy kids “glean” for food instead. Gleaning is the practice of picking through fields that have already been harvested to attempt to find food that was undesirable or accidentally missed by harvesters. Wittich also asked for an investigation into what poor people were purchasing so that the legislature could attempt to set up a new food police bureaucracy to keep the poor from buying food he deemed unacceptable. Rehberg was caught pretending to support the federal programs in a letter he sent to the school (and the media).  However, the Billings Gazette already reported Rehberg has insinuated that poor kids dupe the free and reduced-price meal system.  “I’d like to punish those systems that rip the taxpayers off,” Rehberg said during the visit, according to the Gazette. For these reasons, and so many others, Rehberg and Wittich are well deserving of this weeks award.  We hope this recognition finds them well as they continue on their lifelong journeys to Planet Irrelevancy.

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4 Comments on "The Montana GOP Hypocrite of the Week Award Goes to…"

  1. Wittich and Tom Burnett are peas in a pod. Did you guys see Burnett’s op-Ed in the Tribune about how there is no such thing as kids who re going hungry because he can see fat kids? I’ll try to find the link

  2. Norma Duffy AKA ILIKEWOODS | March 7, 2012 2:13 PM at 2:13 PM |

    This is what these idiots do, pretend to be of service to the communities! Glad you called these two “Less then human people.” out Cowgirl! This is just another reminder of why other people need to grow a backbone and call these Hypocrites out as well!!

    The Republican Party officials and candidates, no longer care for the health, welfare and safety of children born in our state, and elsewhere in the country! If issues exist…. and the people who wish the issues to be fixed by government GOP officials do not put a donation into the GOP officials coffers…. as far they are concerned…. the issues do not exist! And these aren’t social issues folks, this is what is good for the state. Every time we graduate a child, from one classroom to the next, we are giving our state a boost towards a better future! The maximum way of insuring that is to make sure the all children are well feed, with warm clothes. It helps the “Public good.”

    If enough of us Democrats get back into the legislature, I will want us to investigate this! This is what Rod Blagojevich went to jail for in Illinois! And I really think it is happening here with the GOP, and maybe some dems as well and it needs to be investigated, and rules lacking put into place! We work for the people in this state first, not moneyed interests! Thats the whole Idea of being a public servant…. to serve the public first! Corporations are not people!

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