Anti-Safety Net Candidate Sharron Angle Is Living Off Her Husband’s Federal Pension

Posted by | September 4, 2010 15:52 | Filed under: Top Stories

By Yashwanth Manjunath

Sharron Angle, the queen of Tea Party extremism, may be the worst hypocrite in a political party that never fails to take hypocrisy to new levels. Angle’s political positions are well documented: she wants to dismantle Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and practically the entire social safety net, except when it applies to her. Angle has no job of her own at the moment and is living off her husband Ted Angle’s federal pension. Ted Angle worked for the Bureau of Land Management for 25 years and I’m sure his pension is well deserved, just like the 400,000 people in Nevada who deserve the Social Security benefits that they receive after paying into the program all their lives.

The idea that people are too dependent on the federal government to provide for them is the keystone of Sharron Angle’s campaign, yet apparently she cannot support herself without the federal government. Of course like many other detestable Republicans, her hypocrisy does not end there. Prior to the Reid campaign illuminating Angle’s own reliance on the federal government, Angle tried to attack Reid for the benefits he will collect through his retirement account that he enjoys as a Member of Congress.

Angle has received the media thrashing she deserves for her extremism, but she’s received a free pass for her hypocrisy. She only wants the government out of people’s lives when the government is trying to provide benefits and support for average middle-class Americans. She’s quite happy to use the government to take away the right to choose from pregnant rape victims, or to collect money and benefits for herself. Her so-called “principles” now lack any credibility and she is totally unfit to be a United States Senator.

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