Farm Subsidies to the Governor and Colonies. Government Subsidizing Government.

Governor Brian Schweitzer (1995-2009):                                                  $271,270.90
Nancy Schweitzer (1995-2009):                                                                    $164,632.80
                                                                                                         TOTAL     $435,903.70
Rimrock Colony Inc ∗ Sunburst, MT 59482 $1,683,341
94 Pleasant Valley Colony ∗ Belt, MT 59412 $1,671,267
95 Big Sky Colony Inc ∗ Cut Bank, MT 59427 $1,659,771
96 Martinsdale Colony ∗ Martinsdale, MT 59053 $1,652,895
Blackfeet Tribe ∗ Browning, MT 59417 $1,755,615
Ft Belknap Indian Comm ∗ Harlem, MT 59526 $2,281,641
Fort Peck Tribes ∗ Poplar, MT 59255 $2,966,466
Dnrc Trust Land Management – Exem Helena, MT 59620 $47,207,258
Montana Board Of Investments – Se Saint Paul, MN 55170 $23,448,121

One Response

  1. Tom,
    In fairness, you should note that over that last ten years, of the top 33 legislators in Montana who are recipients of federal farm assistance payments (which are cash payments that the government gives farmers for NOT growing crops), 30 are Republicans.
    Montana State Representative Janna Taylor, one of Montana’s loudest and proudest Tea Partiers, and also the Montana House whip, has collected $1,000,000 over the last 10 years in federal cash farm subsidies.
    State Senator Bruce Tutvedt, another proud ultra-conservative who runs around Montana railing against excessive spending and the evils of “too much government”, has collected $643,063.

    Just sayin’…..pot, kettle.

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