Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Just don't call them useless eaters

"If they're working, they often think they can't get help. But people can't support their families on $10, $11, $12 an hour jobs, especially when you add transport, clothes, rent." said Carolyn McLaughlin, executive director of BronxWorks, a social services organization in New York.
Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich last year derided Democrats as "the party of food stamps". And Republican leaders in the House of Representatives propose changing the program so that the funding is through a "block grant" to the states, rather than allowing it to grow automatically when needed due to an emergency, such as a natural disaster or economic crisis.

This is Republican/Tea Party/Newtzi logic: "Let's starve the slaves for a year so we can continue our sacred war for another three weeks. After all, as soon as the war ends, the terrorists will instantly start attacking the US because they're no longer tied up over there." It takes an adult with the Royal seal of approval to have such deep thoughts.