Cliven Bundy Taunts The Feds Over His Unpaid Bills
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is on the campaign trail in support of Tea Partiers and he’s taunting the feds over his unpaid grazing fees. Bundy owes $1,1 million after grazing his cattle on federal land for years and the attempts to collect that debt throughout the years resulted in a standoff at his ranch, with militia members and Republicans siding with the rancher.
[su_center_ad]Talking Points Memo reports:
The Elko Daily Free Press reported on comments Bundy made at a tea party-sponsored event Thursday in Elko, Nev. Officials there are advocating for public land to be transferred from federal to state control. But Bundy said that the state and local authorities already own the land.
He invoked his unauthorized grazing of cattle on federal land as proof.
“I don’t run my cows on United States government land, I run my cows in the state of Nevada and Clark County,” Bundy said. “And besides, if the federal government says I owe, why don’t they give me a bill? And why don’t they collect that bill?”
Bundy speaking on 9-11: