Friday, January 14, 2005

You think Armstrong Williams got paid???

Wait to you read how much public money goes to left wing propagandists:

For example, the Environmental Defense Fund, which lobbies against Bush Administration positions on everything from the Kyoto Accord to oil drilling in Alaska, received almost $350,000 in taxpayer dollars last year. In 2001, the League of Women Voters, which lobbies for affirmative action legislation and against Bush Administration environmental policies, received $20,000. Planned Parenthood, openly fighting what it calls George W. Bush's "War on Women," received more than $400,000 in taxpayer assistance. The National Council of La Raza, which opposes all sorts of immigration reforms, received $875,000 in government dollars in 2000. The AARP, fervent foes of Social Security and Medicare reform, received a staggering $73 million in a single year during the mid-'90s, according to the Heritage Foundation.

Further, as a 2001 Cato Institute report revealed, groups making up the Fair Taxes for All Coalition opposing Bush's first-term tax cut -- encompassing 170 groups as varied as the NAACP, NOW, and the National Council of Churches -- took in $618 million in taxpayer money between 1996 and 2000.
That's probably the tip of the iceberg.