Remember that the county spent $56.8 million in federal funds on programs that dovetail with the criminal justice system that Wilder helps run.
Republican Gina Skinner, who attended the Southlake Tea Party, says, "I don't like the idea of the government controlling everybody's healthcare." Her husband receives Social Security and uses Medicare.
Colleyville spent $2.8 million federal money on railroad crossings and a street intersection. Colleyville City Manager Republican Jennifer Fadden said they have to "maximize revenue from as many sources as we can." A Republican maximizing federal spending? You betcha.
Republican U. S. Rep. Joe Barton said of the $26.4 billion of federal money spent on defense contracts that it's "good federal spending." Joe might check with his Tea Party supporters. They say there's no good federal spending.
Republican U. S Rep. Michael Burgess who attended a couple of Tea Parties this year said that they're always looking for ways to make programs more efficient. When asked how, he said, "It's not a discussion I'm going to get into."
Republican U. S. Rep. Kay Granger supports the $487 million of federal money for the Trinity River Vision Authority project. When asked what federal spending Tarrant County should part with, she wouldn't go there, deferring to county officials. Kay Granger's son, J. D. Granger is executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority.
Republican Jennefer Campbell who organized the Hurst Tea Party said she would need more details before deciding what to cut.
Stephanie Klick, chairwoman of the Republican Party said she wouldn't name any particular programs she'd ax because of the lack of details in the list.
Notice that not a single one of the Republicans, whose only policy is to be against government spending and taxes, could think of single cut they would makd in federal spending. They all equivocated, dissembled, and avoided the question when asked what programs they would cut. Not a single one of them would come right out and say that they would cut any program, while at the same time going to Tea Parties and ranting against government spending.