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July 08, 2010


Angle Calls Oil Spill Escrow a "Slush Fund"

Greg Sargent reports Sharron Angle (R) called the $20 billion BP-funded escrow to pay for oil spill damages a "slush fund" -- the same terminology that got Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) in deep trouble with his party's leadership.

Said Angle: "Government shouldn't be doing that to a private company. And I think you named it clearly: It's a slush fund."

She added: "It's an overreaction by government for not the right reasons. They're actually using this crisis if you will, because they never waste one -- Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals -- they are using this crisis now to get in cap and trade, and every crime and penalty, and slush fund."

Update: Angle put out a statement saying she shouldn't have used the term "slush fund."














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