…in honor of Sam Brownback’s decision to kick thousands of people off of food stamps. (Even though he’s also trying to raise taxes on these same people in an effort to fund a tax cut for his golf buddies.)
If you can spare a few bucks, please join me
This is why I should not read comment threads that are frequented by Kansans. The heartless bastards commenting in support of Brownback’s new food stamp rules almost certainly do not represent all of Kansas, but it’s heard to imagine, considering they elected that evil son-of-a-bitch.
I can’t imagine anyone thinking it’s cool to starve children for political points, but there are at least fifteen internet tough guys who are perfectly cool with that. These are people who’ve never fostered or adopted a child, even though they want everyone else to. They’ve never seen a bone-thin three year old so traumatized by hunger that even after months of regular meals, she still hides food in her bedroom because she’s afraid that she won’t get another meal.
How is this in any way ‘conservative’?
And are we really THIS hateful to do this to thousands of Kansas children?
On a whim, I decided to interrupt my football game and take a look at the KC Star, and I really wish I hadn’t. I saw this atrocious gem:
At a time when Gov. Sam Brownback has vowed to reduce child poverty, the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services — a state agency the governor controls — made a policy change that eliminated food stamps for hundreds of low-income U.S. children whose parents are illegal immigrants. For more households, benefits were reduced.
This is why you so-called ‘Pro-Life’ people do not deserve to call yourselves pro-life.
Do you really think it’s cool for Republicans to give handouts to their golf buddies and literally take food out of the mouths of kids?
I don’t care if someone’s parents jumped the border. That is their crime. Their children have committed no crime, and deserve the full benefits that US citizen should receive, including food stamps. Their parents’ crimes do not give the state a license to starve them into relocating. What’s even worse is Brownback didn’t stop there, though, he’s unilaterally reducing benefits for all low-income households.
The moral of the story is… if they call themselves ‘pro-life’, Christian, and ‘fiscal conservative’ in Kansas, they are fucking lying to you.