GOP senator who boasted about her family’s self-reliance received $460K in federal subsidies

Iowa Republican senator Joni Ernst gave her party’s official response to the State of the Union address by boasting self-righteously about her humble origins and how her self-reliant, heartland-state family pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps, but conveniently failed to mention that her family’s farm was the beneficiary of nearly half a million dollars in federal subsidies.
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    notspamming
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    Shocking.
    Not.

    drew
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    drew

    Too bad that she didn’t spend the money on plastic surgery. Soooooooo fugly!

    Saborlas
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    “Welfare for me, but not for thee.”

    skndrbg
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    skndrbg

    Pound the easy button. Keep it simple. Support the narrative.
    Things that really matter!
    www.snopes.com/politics/politicians/ernst.asp

    Gropegrope
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    Did you even read it skndrbg…?
    Snopes pretty much backs up the statement.

    Her family did receive nearly half a million in federal subsidies.

    Can’t really say “self reliant” when the government is keeping your operation going, now can you?

    And what narrative are you speaking of…?



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