welfare isn’t a big part of the budget but republicans are so set on destroying it so they can tell their racist white constituents that those ” welfare queens ” aren’t getting their hands on their hard earned tax dollars
(CNN) – She’s out there, lurking in the 2012 presidential race like a horror movie villain who refuses to die.
She has 12 Social Security cards, mooches on benefits from four fake dead husbands, and collects food stamps while driving a Cadillac. She rakes in about $150,000 a year in welfare benefits and, of course, people assume she must be African-American.
President Ronald Reagan gave America a sunny “Morning in America” optimism, but he also gave it the “Welfare Queen,” an infamous character who has re-emerged in this year’s presidential race.
Critics have accused the three leading Republican presidential candidates of resurrecting Reagan’s Welfare Queen by calling President Obama the “food stamp president,” implying that blacks live off other people’s money, and by declaring that America is moving toward an “entitlement society.”
Yet few people have examined the story behind the birth of the Welfare Queen. Did she really exist? Why do people still talk about her when welfare ended 15 years ago? Can her story still swing voters at a time when the great recession has forced more whites to rely on government assistance?
For some, the Welfare Queen is an epic political lie. Reagan invented her, and Americans keep buying the lie.
“It’s one of those persistent symbols that come up every election cycle,” says Kaaryn Gustafson, author of “Cheating Welfare: Public Assistance and the Criminalization of Poverty.”
“This image of the lazy African-American woman who refuses to get a job and keeps having kids is pretty enduring. It’s always been a good way to distract the public from any meaningful conversations about poverty and inequality. ”
July 17th, 2013 at 8:20 am
9 hrs, 45 mins ago
My address is 203 Fenimore st Brooklyn ny
Do what you gotta do bitch boy
^^Shooters are en route. Stand by.
July 17th, 2013 at 8:53 am
You dont realize bitchbum got you fooled
He really a whiteboy who types in blackface
Just cause he got a lil tan he thinks he can act black
He aint the only one. Niggas put up elaborate fronts
Yo boy fupayme is absolutely correct about Democrats
They are the most spineless boneheaded unorganized party
Comprised of special interest groups led by gays and beta-whites
And they DO wanna keep blacks on welfare as opposed to breaking bread
Most of black America’s beliefs are Conservative
And probably we SHOULD be republicans
But here’s the problem
Since Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan
The Republican Party is made up of survival theorists anarchists
Corporate lackeys and straight up racists
In other words fupayme
They don’t want NOTHING to do with black people who love being black
This is not your grandfathers Republican Party dawg
Daps Kongo lol
Who is the spotlight on again?
As ayo said I’m a white guy
So sometime it’s hard for me to understand that BLACK stuff you guys talk
I love your snappy jungle lingo though(you’d say doe right he-he)
It’s so ETHNIC!