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Joe Miller's Wife Received Unemployment Benefits Miller Later Called 'Not Constitutionally Authorized'

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In July, Miller told ABC "The unemployment compensation benefits have gotten -- first of all, it's not constitutionally authorized. I think that's the first thing that's gotta be looked at, so I do not favor their extension."

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Miller has strongly-held views about the limited role of the government and government spending, but has breached those principles several times over the course of his life. He's received federal agriculture subsidies for land he owned in the midwest, and relied on technicalities to obtain a low-income hunting and fishing license from the state of Alaska.

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