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  •  Being poor and/or sick is a crime to be punished (17+ / 0-)

    That's the attitude people like Brownback have. They're convinced everyone who needs assistance of any kind is just freeloading off their tax dollars, and they won't stand for it.  

    That's why they want to make people jump through hoops with paprwork and 'burdensome regulations.' That's why they impose cut offs for benefits, regardless of the circumstances. That's why they are imposing drug testing on people out of work, demanding proof of citizenship, and every thing else they can think of.

    They 'know' everyone is just out to rip off the system (from personal knowledge perhaps?) and take their money. They don't need to see facts or studies documenting this - "everyone knows it so it must be true."

    They use it to stoke racism, by talking about "food stamp presidents" and "illegals" so that the fools who are terrified and angered by this don't realize they're fighting their own best interests.

    They tell them if they just get right with Jesus, they will be rewarded in this life - they're just not praying hard enough.

    They tell them work hard and get an education and you can get rich - even as they slash student aid, raise tuition, and cut employee wages and benefits.

    And the more money they have, the more they believe all these things.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 07:03:14 AM PST

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