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Stupid, heartless people

Read Paul Krugman’s piece on the death of food stamps in the Farm Bill, after 40 years of success.

Now, I understand that some people think this is a dandy idea.  Split the Farm Bill up so that all the committed tax dollars go to industrialized farms and address the SNAP program separately, where there will be no such security for families with children.

But all I see is an opportunity for Republican voters, who have been deceived to believe that the country is suffering a scarcity of food stuffs that they have to pay for, to get another opportunity to shame and humiliate people.  Apparently, needing food is a reason to strip the dignity from your fellow citizens.

Yeah, that’s really nice.  I believe this is how bullying works.  Pick on someone for something they can’t help and then physically and mentally punish them for it.  That ought to make the Republican base feel smug and good about themselves.

Pathetic.

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Need more DryLock.  Merde.

4 Responses

  1. Pick on someone for something they can’t help and then physically and mentally punish them for it

    You have just described Rush Limbaugh’s entire career.

    • Rush Limbaugh is high on the list of the most evil persons ever. He’s like a reverse Marat.

  2. The GOP does not believe that anyone who does not fit their profile of a “real american” is not worthy of basic human dignity.

  3. What will all those Wal-mart workers do now?

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