This about control.
Certain conservative and otherwise intelligent voters are resentful that someone might be leeching off of them. They all know someone who won’t pull his weight and that person becomes the template for how they see all poor people. For some reason, it never occurs to them that it might be the assholes on Wall Street who got massive bailouts and bonuses and a blank check in perpetuity to our Treasury department even after they blew up the world’s economy who are the biggest leeches of our tax dollars. THOSE are the people whose behavior we should be trying to control and who are selfishly hoarding more money, goods and stuff they didn’t earn. But we don’t hear the Republicans going after them.
No, it’s much easier to pick on people below you who can’t defend themselves. Sauron’s Mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck continue to feed a steady diet of resentment to Americans who are lucky enough to still have jobs and haven’t felt the full impact of the Little Depression- yet.
Let’s examine what they bought with those food stamps. Let’s take whatever joy there is left in their world, the last bits of food security, and rip that away too because it feels really good when we accuse the parents of hungry children of being lazy, stupid losers.
Some voters need to graduate from fourth grade.
The rest of us can give up our lunch today and donate our lunch money to organizations that help feed Americans who are currently suffering from food insecurity. That is especially important for growing school children. Schools out for summer and if they aren’t getting a free or subsidized lunch, many of them are going hungry.
I don’t need Michelle Obama to lecture me on childhood obesity when so many kids can’t get enough to eat. And having the Republicans selfishly and cruelly deprive these kids of food stamps is beyond evil.
Here’s the link to Feeding America.
Here’s the link to NoKidHungry.
Here’s the trailer for A Place at the Table: