Oklahoma Republican Party Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

In many a truck stop or convenience store across the United States, you’ll find an assortment of bumper stickers for sale with slogans on them like “Don’t spread my wealth, spread my work ethic” or “Work hard, millions on welfare depend on you.” These are just a couple of examples of what is known as […]

The Real Reason Republicans Hate Welfare And Food Stamps

These days, it seems that the majority of conservatives tend to view the world through a very simplistic scope that allows little room for discussion, interpretation, or compromise. We have reached a point where any questioning of unregulated capitalism automatically gets you labeled as a socialist, communist, Marxist, or Fascist because those are all interchangeable […]

GOP Congressman Glenn Grothman Tells Constituents To Spy On Food Stamp Users

Republican congresscritter Glenn Grothman hosted a town hall in Oshkosh this past Friday, during which, according to The Northwestern.com, he told attendees to ” keep an eye on the types of things people on Food Share buy at the grocery store or ask people for more information if they boast about being on disability.” (source) Grothman […]

Fox News Blatantly Distorted New Statistics on Government Programs to Fear Monger Against the Poor

Fox News’ incessant fear mongering against the poor never ceases to amaze me. The Republican party as a whole displays such obvious disdain toward those living in poverty that it absolutely blows my mind that tens of millions of impoverished Americans actually vote for Republicans. So knowing how Fox News seems to enjoy slandering the […]

The Poor Are Already Divided, Thom Tillis, But Not for Long

The Zombie Tactics of Ronald Reagan just will. not. die! Thom Tillis, the speaker of the House for the North Carolina legislature and a front-running candidate for US Senator against present Senator Kay Hagan, told constituents: What we have to do is find a way to divide and conquer the people who are on assistance. We have […]

Pathetic Republican Senate Candidate Compares Families on Welfare to Wild Animals

This is one of those moments where I run across a story and I really don’t even have the words.  All I can do is shake my head and contemplate what kind of pathetic human being would say something like this. South Dakota Republican Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth literally compared people who are on welfare […]

Jon Stewart Once Again Blasts Fox News’ Food Stamp Hypocrisy

Jon Stewart has based much of his career on The Daily Show bashing Fox News’ ridiculousness.  But let’s be honest, it’s really not that hard to do. Recently, Stewart has been in a back and forth with Fox News (Eric Bolling in particular) over Fox’s outlandish coverage pertaining to food stamps.  In particular, their “outrage” […]

Fox News’ Eric Bolling Calls Jon Stewart “Dummy” For Mocking Fox’s Coverage of Food Stamps

A while back me and a buddy of mine went back and forth about which “left” and “right” media figures we would love to see go head to head in a public debate.  I said I would love to see Stephen Colbert square off against Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter go head to head with Rachel […]

Senator Vitter’s Proposed Legislation Is The Far Right’s Latest Attack On The Poor

US Senator David Vitter (R-LA) obviously didn’t get the memo from Bobby Jindal about “stop being the stupid party.” Nola.com is reporting that he has introduced the “Food Stamp Fraud Prevention and Accountability Act,” which would require all “food stamp” SNAP users with an EBT card to show a photo ID when making purchases. His […]

North Carolina Senate Candidate Makes Racist Remarks While Discussing Food Stamps

In politics, hyperbole is just a part of the business.  It’s a common practice with political commentators, and in fact it can be a useful tool to drive home a point you might be trying to make.  I assume this goes the same for politicians. That being said, certain comparisons should just never be used. […]