"why is there something wrong with not being on the stimulus bill? led by our congressman, there is a proud tradition of pensacola not taking federal handouts–for example, not getting any katrina/rita money (although northern alabama did). Our congressman, who represents us, has railed against the stimulus as wasteful spending. Same for health insurance for poor chldren. Let Miller take a stand. If he’s against it, and he’s at the federal level, then the money shouldnt come here."
publius, you say that Congressman Miller is not in favor of "taking federal handouts" and "has railed against . . . wasteful spending." Surely you jest.
See the list of USDA subsidies in 1st district of Florida, which totaled totaled $184 million from 1995-2006.
Review the list of recipients, including:
|1||Griswold Farms ∗||Milton, FL 32571||$3,503,019|
|2||Walker Farms ∗||Mc David, FL 32568||$2,331,538|
|3||Diller Farms ∗||Walnut Hill, FL 32568||$2,136,600|
|4||Jerry Jones||Jay, FL 32565||$1,888,322|
|5||Paul M Griswold||Milton, FL 32570||$1,850,718|
|6||Doyle M Hunter||Jay, FL 32565||$1,594,075|
|7||J W Bauldree Estate||Jay, FL 32565||$1,544,569|
|8||Hendricks And Son Inc ∗||Jay, FL 32565||$1,503,484|
|9||B D Hendricks||Jay, FL 32565||$1,494,659|
|10||Robert G Evers||Baker, FL 32531||$1,423,623|
|11||Alesia Griswold||Milton, FL 32570||$1,403,854|
Know that Congressman Miller is married to the former Vicki Griswold.
Remember that even Congressman Miller got farm subsidies until he thought it might look bad when he ran for public office.
Think Republi-con hypocrisy.
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