I am reminded of an essential truth about America.
In an ironic twist to the GOP’s war on the poor, it turns out that the people who are the most negatively affected by Republican cuts in food programs – are Republicans themselves.
Statistics reveal that the city holding the most beneficiaries of the SNAP program (a favorite target of the GOP) is 99.22% white and 95% Republican. Owsley County, Kentucky earns the lowest median household income in the country, but they are the most prolific government-takers in U.S. existence.
The people who need the most government assistance, and who use it most frequently – as well they should – are poor people in Republican states.
Take a look at who uses food stamps in America:
You see the South is deep red. A solid block of food stamp reliance extends from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. Already devastated by poverty, and a lack of state assistance – at the insistence of a deep-red Republicanism that runs rampant through local politics – you can imagine what would happen to white folks if federal assistance were to be cut off as well. If, say, the GOP of Oklahoma were to have its way:
If the GOP could only stop the government from hand-feeding white people in the confederate states, the mongrels would learn to feed themselves. I’m sure Bubba will appreciate hearing this.