Friday, March 16, 2012

Rick Crawford bites hand that feeds him

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:50 AM

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford has been hooted, criticized and otherwise reviled for proposing a surtax on millionaires in combination with a balanced budget proposal. Thing's going nowhere. The only question is whether Crawford can enjoy some electoral bounce for a dose of populism.

Hey. Credit Crawford for picking the millionaires' pockets with one hand while preparing a proposal for the government to grab a taste with the other.

CBS reports from undercover that Crawford was among the freshmen Republican showered with cash at a luxury fund-raiser for political whales in Key Largo, Fla. "Access ordinary Americans can only dream of," CBS said. Happy hour carried a $10,000 entry fee. "What do lobbyists get in return," the report asks.

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