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Taxpayers fork over $40,000 grant for a film about Howard Jarvis

Taxpayers fork over $40,000 grant for a film about Howard Jarvis

Howard Jarvis, a spiritual father of today's tea party movement, might have smiled to hear that a documentary film is in the works called “Mad as Hell!: Howard Jarvis and the Birth of the Tax Revolt.”

But “mad as hell” might well have described the California anti-tax campaigner's reaction to the recent news that taxpayers are forking over $40,000 to help pay for it.

The National Endowment for the Humanities last week announced a grant to the film by...