Side Bar: If I didn't know any better I would swear that the Chil Fil A cow's made this sign!
Some people are ignorant. Some people are just plain stupid. While others are of a special breed, an offensive blend of ignorance, stupidity, and racism wrapped in a sad phonetically challenged package.
Unfortunately this poor, racist creature is one of millions. Blind mice dancing to the tune of misleading pied pipers as they are misinformed, mislead, and mistreated. Certain conservative groups, fear mongers, and opportunist's have fine tuned their ability to control their constituents by creating a boogey man to blame for their inadequacies, ineptitude, and short comings. The message is, your misfortune in America is not your fault because the "blacks" and "browns" are taking what is rightfully yours. Racism and predjudice have been used as a smoke screen to fool the throngs of disenfranchised poor whites people who are no different that disenfranchised poor black people. The biggest threat to the average American is classism. Wealthy white politicians use poor white people to create a huge voting block based on fighting against the enemy. The enemy being anybody who doesn't look like them, instead of urging them to fight against poverty. Because of this, people like this starving mother will always lose the battle against poverty because they have no idea who their real enemy is, and FYI...........
White People Make Up 42% of the Poor, But Take in Whopping 69% of Government Benefits!
All of the candidates delighted in calling President Obama the food stamp president during the 2012 campaign.
Also during the campaign, Rick Santorum said “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money.”
Newt Gingrich famously added, “I will tell black people to demand paychecks instead of food stamps.”
By making these dubious, accusatory assertions both men sent not so subtle messages to their voting base.
If Republicans cut these programs, as part of the sequester or any other backdoor maneuver, their issue will be with their own base, not blacks.
Politicians like Santorum and Gingrich stir the supporters into a frenzy by creating an enemy, and trick them into voting against their own interests.
The fact of the matter is, sometimes things happen in life and if not for the grace of God it could be you and me. There is no shame in falling. But if you blame someone else for your misfortune you'll never get up. Being poor is not the problem. Staying poor is.