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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tea Party Candidate Entitlements

Oct. 5th, 2010

Yesterday, Alaskan Tea Party favorite, Joe Miller, said that unemployment insurance is not constitutional. To declare a government activity to be such is the penultimate indictment. It is to imply that any participation in the activity is fundamentally antithetical to the principles of the American Republic.

Today, it was reported that Miller's wife, Kathleen, received unemployment benefits after leaving her last job... working for Joe Miller.

This comes closely on the heels of the revelation that Sharron Angle and her husband receive government run healthcare (see here, here and here) in spite of her own party calling government run healthcare a "march to socialism."

It is beginning to look like a pattern. These Tea Party insurgents think entitlements are crushingly destructive. That is, when they are parceled out to the people who actually need them.

To paraphrase a bit from the great war room scene in Dr. Strangelove, apparently the Tea Party simply refuses to have anything to do with liberal stooges... only conservative stooges.

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