Wednesday, April 30, 2014


AFAIK, food stamps is one of the best anti-poverty programs but conservatives have been attacking it and the people it helps for years.  This is the latest:
GOP Senate candidate compares food stamp recipients to wild animals
By Travis Gettys
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 13:54 EDT

A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate compared food stamp recipients to wild animals in a Facebook post.
Dr. Annette Bosworth, who is running for South Dakota’s open Senate seat against four other Republicans, shared a viral image Monday on her personal page on the social media network, reported Right Wing Watch.
“The food stamp program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They proudly report that they distribute free meals and food stamps to over 46 million people on an annual basis,” the graphic claims.
“Meanwhile, the National Park Service, run by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us ‘please do not feed the animals.’ Their stated reason for this policy being that … The animals will grow dependent on the handouts, and then they will never learn to take care of themselves,” it continues. “This concludes today’s lesson. Any questions?”

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