Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dude, Where's My Handout?

Documentarian Michael Moore is a collectivist who has become rich bashing capitalism. But that isn't stopping him from acting like a corporate welfare mother, as the Michigan Capitol Confidential reports, by seeking $1 million in filmmaker subsidies from his old home state.

The Mackinac Center, a Michigan think tank that opposes the state's extremely generous film-fare program, has Moore on tape at a 2008 film festival decrying such taxpayer handouts. “Why do they need our money, from Michigan, from our taxpayers, when we’re already broke here?" Moore asks. "I mean, they play one state against another, and so they get all this free cash when they’re making billions already in profits. What’s the thinking behind that?”

Yet here comes Moore, only a few years later, with greasy old baseball cap in hand. Maybe someone should do a documentary called "Hypocrisy: The Michael Moore Story."

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