Vicky Hartzler was elected to the U.S. House along with many other tea partiers in 2010. Their goal, they told us, was to cut spending and taxes and reduce the deficit. We are now learning these efforts will be achieved by cutting services to the least fortunate among us.
Rep. Hartzler is worth between $3.2 million and $15 million. She also has received $774,489 in federal crop subsidies. This is a good example of people like her accepting government money to enrich themselves but willing to balance the budget at the expense of others.