Was the Aurora murderer’s rampage funded by taxpayers?

The story continues to unfold:

– University of Colorado officials disclosed Monday that mass shooting suspect James Holmes was being paid $26,000 a year for his studies — money that could have financed the cache of firearms, ammunition and explosive devices found in his apartment.

Holmes, 24, unexpectedly dropped out of an elite neuroscience graduate program June 10 after failing part of his first-year final exam. School officials say they were stunned to learn of his arrest Friday after a shooting rampage at a packed movie house a few miles from campus that left 12 dead and 58 injured. Police found Holmes’ apartment near campus filled with booby-trapped explosive devices.

For some reason, a recent presidential speech that revolved around the theme “you didn’t do that on your own, you had some help from the government” is stuck in my head.

Meanwhile, I’m told ABC’s Brian Ross is preparing to re-connect the killer to the Tea Party because Ross found a guy who had a friend whose uncle was a Tea Partier who once also received a government grant to go to college.