And now for your Obamanation civics lesson…

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We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created dependent, that they are endowed by their government with welfare payments, that among these are Medicaid, government housing and food stamps.

Congressional Black Caucus chair Marcia Fudge had harsh words on Thursday night for GOP colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee who she says “literally do not believe there is poverty in this country.”

In a George Washington University panel discussion on poverty hosted by PBS’s Tavis Smiley, Fudge expressed her disappointment with colleagues who voted to cut food stamps by $16.5 billion over the next 10 years.

“These same people believe if you do not work, you are lazy,” Fudge told the symposium, which was aired on C-SPAN. “These same people believe that if your children don’t get a good education, something is wrong with you. These are the craziest people I have seen in my life. Just absolute nuts. They don’t understand that the government’s job is to take care of its people.”

Damn! Really? They don’t even know that the government’s job is to take care of its people? Damn!

Read it and weep.

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2 Responses to And now for your Obamanation civics lesson…

  1. Ray Davies says:

    She should quit and be replaced with a Tea Party member who believes it’s the personal duty of the adults to care for the family. or the community,or the church,but the government as a last resort. When I was growing up it was shameful to accept government aid. Even the comodities. Cut off ALL support to these people and see what happens, the cream will rise and the county doesn’t need tthe rest

    • notamobster says:

      I’ve got news for her:

      1) If you don’t work (and don’t want to), you ARE lazy!

      2) If your kids don’t get a good education, it IS your fault!

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