GOP “We Built It” speaker got millions from feds, gives speeches on fed aid

In other words, she didn’t build it, WE BUILT IT.  We, the taxpayers who subsidized yet another Republican small business that’s now out there dissing the very government help she got to put her on the map.

Seriously, this is getting embarrassing at this point.

Andrew Kaczynski at Buzzfeed has her powerpoint on how to get rich at the government trough, here’s a sample image:

Media Matters has another presentation she also gave on feeding at the government trough,  including the fact that her company received millions in federal loans and contracts.

The experience of a small business owner who will be promoted at the Republican National Convention sharply diverges from the right-wing media myth her speech is intended to promote.

On the day that the GOP convention will tout Fox-fueled myth “We Built It” as its primary theme, Delaware Lt. Gov. candidate and small business owner Sher Valenzuela is slated to deliver a speech about small business issues. But contrary to the evening’s theme, Valenzuela’s company, First State Manufacturing, has received millions of dollars in federal loans and contracts. Valenzuela has not only attributed her success in part to this outside assistance, but urged other small business owners to follow the same strategy of seeking government funds.

But the RNC isn’t lying. When it comes to Valenzuela’s company, in fact, we the taxpayers did built it.

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