Monday, February 21, 2011

Sacred Cows, Angry Birds (On the importance of funding NASCAR sponsorship with our tax dollars while railing against NPR and Planned Parenthood.)

Sacred Cows, Angry Birds -

Clickthrough to watch  McHenry make his (weak-ass) case.

Representative Betty McCollum of Minnesota, who sponsored an amendment eliminating the military’s Nascar connection, said it could save taxpayers “tens of millions of dollars.” She got a flood of angry letters and one death threat. Also, her amendment was rejected, 148 to 281. The opponents didn’t bother with much debate. “This amendment is about politics in certain districts for certain groups of people,” said Representative Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, a tad obliquely.
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