…TEA Party Republican Rep. Janna Taylor has passed the official GOP legislator’s fit for duty exam. (No, a drug test was not involved.) Taylor says that what’s wrong for everybody else is very very right for her.
I’m talking of course about government money. Rep. Taylor is the number one recipient of government farm subsidy cash in the Montana Legislature. In fact, Taylor, one of Montana’s loudest and proudest Tea Partiers, and also the Montana House whip, has collected $1,000,000 over the last 10 years in federal cash farm subsidies, according to recently released figures.
But her campaign has a good defense. It goes something like this: “Well somebody had to take the money–the government keeps advertising it.” Principles to live by.
In a letter to the editor in the Missoulian recently, Taylor writes:
“Interestingly, as we try to remove land from the CRP, the federal government is advertising for more to be put in. The other programs are set up to decrease food costs for the public.”
Taylor’s been on the dole to the tune of a 100 grand annually for the last decade. Do we expect her to let that kind of cash fall off the money tree, hit the ground, and rot?
In the past, Taylor had written to voters that government spending concerned her because she was “worried about the debt we leave our children.” But in her most recent missive, she’s just worried about getting the government cash for her own son:
“Now our son, a fourth-generation farmer, is working to keep us in agriculture. That’s not easy when our property taxes over there are over $28,000 yearly, workers’ comp, payroll, seed, fertilizer, fuel and the list of costs goes on and on. We pray he succeeds. Agriculture is the backbone of America.”
And hypocrisy is the backbone of the Montana Republican Party. Pat yourself on the back Rep. Taylor. You’ve wowed us once again.