Republican Wants to Pay for Border Wall by Literally Starving the Poor (VIDEO)
Republican Continues GOP Tradition Of Hurting The Poor
At this point, America should be used to just how cruel Republican policies can be, but Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is taking his party to a new low.
On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a spending bill that actually allocates a mind-blowing $1.6 billion for building President Donald Trump’s utterly ridiculous border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. The money is part of the total $13.8 billion budgeted for customs and border protection.
But Steve King is a modern day Republican, and as such, no budget is worth much unless it’s taking a massive, inhumane swipe at the poor. And so King wants that money for the wall, of course – he actually wants an additional $5 billion for it. And that money should come from federal welfare programs and Planned Parenthood, King believes.
He put forth his idea during an interview with CNN:
“I would find half of a billion dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood’s budget. And the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people that haven’t worked in three generations.”
Yes, Steve King thinks that the best way to pay for a border wall is to take food out of the mouths of hungry children and depriving women of healthcare.
That’s all just part of making America great again, after all.
King Takes Parting Jab At Overweight People, Too
Steve King, like so many incredibly cruel and misleading GOP politicians, likes to pretend that the people on food stamps and other benefits aren’t working. Of course, statistics prove this to be inaccurate, but when have Republicans ever worried about facts?
“We’ve got to put America back to work, this administration will do it,” King said.
King seems to believe that the border wall would create millions of new jobs, thereby reducing the amount of public assistance needed.
There is no doubt that America needs more jobs that pay well, but it’s a simplistic solution to a complex problem, and his idea to pay for the wall through deep cuts to programs that feed children and provide women with health services is the epitome of cruelty in conservatism.
He justified it, however, by claiming that food stamps make people fat.
“Now we have a problem of obesity. And when you match up the EBT card with what the scales say on some of the folks, I think it’s worth looking at. Michelle Obama looked at it, Republicans should be able to look at it too.”
Michelle Obama did look at the problem of obesity, but didn’t conclude that the solution was to stop feeding the poor. That’s a purely Republican idea.
Watch the interview below.
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