Yet another politically motivated GOP concept proven wrong…
Dr. Annette Bosworth is a first time Republican candidate for South Dakota’s open Senate seat. She styles herself after Tea Party wackadoodles Ted Cruz and Steve King. She even has a “Ten Point Pledge” on get campaign website that illustrates exactly why she shouldn’t be elected. If her pledge wasn’t enough to turn off (we hope) voters, a recent Facebook posting where she compares EBT recipients to animals might.
Dr. Bosworth reposted the following anti-foodstamp meme on her Facebook page on Monday.
Yep, that’s right, she compares foodstamp recipients to animals. Obviously the good doctor doesn’t know anything about the foodstamp program. Maybe she needs to read my colleague Wes Williams article, What The Right Doesn’t Want You To Know About Welfare: 9 Myths Exploded.
We need to educate Dr. Bozo about the following facts:
- 83% of foodstamps go to children, veterans, and the elderly.
- 900,000 veterans rely on foodstamps to feed their families.
- One in four children receive assistance.
- The working poor is the largest group of foodstamp recipients.
No, clearly she doesn’t know anything about foodstamps. She’s just trying to perpetuate myths about the poor to get votes from the ignorant base of the Republican party.
900,000 Veterans are hardly asking for a handout. They went to war for this country. Wars that many of us don’t even support. If they need help upon return, the absolutely deserve whatever we can give them.
For a person who claims to be pro- life, Dr. Bozo has a funny way of showing it. These children who receive foodstamps deserve food to live don’t they? God wouldn’t want these children to starve. It’s not very Christian to compare them to animals.
The working poor are clearly not asking for a handout since they are working. Some of them are working two or three jobs and are still unable to support their families and feed their kids.
Someone should teach Dr. Bosworth the value of research. Being a doctor you’d think she would have learned a few things. She took an oath to help people, to care for people. Yet, she turns around and compares these same people to animals.
She may be more like her heroes, Beavis Cruz and Butthead King, than she may realize.