The headline on John Cheves' piece is wrong: Rep. Hal Rogers, R-KY5, does NOT want taxpayer help for cheetas; he wants taxpayer help for his daughter.
U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, is sponsoring a bill to give $5 million a year to conservation groups that work overseas on behalf of endangered “great cats and rare canids,” such as cheetahs, lions and Ethiopian wolves.
One group interested in applying, should Rogers’ bill become law, is the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Its grants administrator, Allison Rogers, is the congressman’s daughter.
“Obviously, I’m waiting with bated breath,” said Allison Rogers, who lives in Versailles. “It would help us a lot because the Cheetah Conservation Fund does not have a very big budget.”
Read the whole thing.
Wow. How much of a commie/socialist/welfare cheat/muslin terrist/traitor do you have to be to expect your Daddy to snatch $5 million out of the pockets of unemployed people and their hungry children in order to support your personal cat hobby?
Or to say yes to that parasitical demand?
Hal Rogers has voted against every single bill to reverse this economic crisis and relieve the suffering of hundreds of thousands of unemployed and underemployed Kentuckians. Like every republican, he has claimed the deficit - the deficit created by George W. Bush and which was perfectly fine with Rogers while Bush was in the White House - is such an imminent crisis that we can't spare a single thin dime to create the jobs that would actually reduce the deficit.
But he's demanding that suffering Kentuckians strip themselves even more desperate so his little girl can have five million of our hard-earned dollars.
I am posting on Rogers' apalling hypocrisy not because it is unusual, much less unique, but because it's what every Congressional repug is doing every single day.
Cross-posted at They Gave Us A Republic ....