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The Speaker Tillis strategy is laid bare in my blog today for the Washington, DC Center for Children and Families.
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Think Progress has it as well.
The funny thing is the first time I heard this argument of looking down on others on assistance it was from a Grandmother. Her daughter has two handicapped boys who are on Medicaid who the grandparents raise. The grandparents get Social Security. The boys are on all kinds of assistance rightly because they need it. She started this rant in front of me. I called her on it. She said “I do not mean people like you I mean those other people over in Durham”. I said “I live in Durham”. She said “You know those other people”. I never asked why her daughter is not in the picture, or the father, etc. All I know is the boys did not ask to be in this situation. No one on Medicaid does.
Just how are “those folks” going to be identified by those doing the looking down at?
Is Tillis going to published all the names of “those folks” he believes that are choosing to get into a condition that makes them dependent on the government? What about the guy that made the mistake of driving drunk had an accident and is paralyzed and as a result needs assistance. Did that guy choose to get into a condition that makes him dependent on the government?
Who identifies “those folks” and the folk Tillis wants to do the looking down at? This man does not deserve to be an elected official much less the Speaker. Oooops, I guess I doing some looking down at.
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