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  Kerrey slams Fischer over grazing fee 'welfare'
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News DateSunday, June 24, 2012 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDemocrat Bob Kerrey ratcheted up his criticism of Republican Deb Fischer on Saturday, accusing her of being a “welfare rancher” who dislikes big government except when it's subsidizing her own family and its ranching operation.

Kerrey questioned how Fischer could talk about cutting the federal budget if she couldn't commit to cutting the federal grazing program that has saved her family and its Valentine ranching operation more than $100,000 a year.

“If we're not willing to give up things personally, it's going to be hard to ask others to give up things,” said Kerrey, who is running against Fischer for the U.S. Senate.
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