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“Self-Reliant” Westerners Love Federal Handouts
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“Self-Reliant” Westerners Love Federal Handouts

For Westerners who inhabit the 21st century, and not some shopworn mythical version of the 19th, the announcement in The Tribune June 25 offers exciting possibilities.

News item: Senators form new Western Caucus. "We believe in Western values, values of rugged individualism, of self-reliance and economic freedom," said Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso. "We oppose the federal intrusion in the everyday lives of the people of our great country."

For Westerners who inhabit the 21st century, and not some shopworn mythical version of the 19th, the announcement in The Tribune June 25 offers exciting possibilities.

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Tom Kenworthy

Senior Fellow

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