When we talk about the poor, the word 'Poor' is always associated with minorities and this is a group the GOP is having trouble appealing to and it's latest actions will only make it harder for them to appeal to them in future elections.
In a country where more and more people are living in poverty, why is the GOP branding itself as the party that hates the poor? Increasingly threatened by demographic changes, since November the
GOP has sought to make inroads among Latinos while not losing more
ground with America’s women. But their latest move will merely reinforce
that they stand for punitive policies that target exactly these
demographic groups, as they represent a significant segment of the
growing population that is poor.
The Republicans are fighting a deliberate battle against the poor.
It is audacious, insensitive and ugly. Republicans have clearly decided
that the War on the Poor is good politics such as the case when it comes to food stamps. Republicans seem to think people on food stamps must just be lazy -- or worse. Republicans are ideologically incapable of imagining a world where
people can't find a job because there aren't enough of them. In other
words, they won't let themselves understand the world we live in. They
think food stamp use is at record-highs, because people are drug addicts
or just shiftless, not because the recovery has been so weak. This
insistence that our problems are all supply, and no demand, is why
Republicans have opposed any and all attempts to stimulate the economy.
FYI: Food Stamp Use is Highest in Red States such as Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, the Carolinas, Texas, etc.
The number of Americans relying on federal help to get food has been
climbing for years now. It’s not just the unemployed relying on
the vouchers....seniors, veterans, school children and the disabled are
among the groups hit hardest in this Great Recession. And the
Republicans in Congress have a great idea that will save money and take
care of the hunger problem: Cut America’s “Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program” completely…
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