I don't claim to know what the full impact of Romney's remarks will be. However, I know a lot of what could charitably be called "low information voters" (actually I teach them). When the subject of Romney's comments came up, they merely shrugged. Nearly everyone had a story of witnessing people using their EBT benefits, then paying cash for tattoos, beer, etc. These are not isolated cases. A popular meme going around on Facebook is "I want a new iPhone, like the lady in front of me on food stamps has."
I think our lap dog media is missing the anger and resentment of a lot of hardworking families that have suffered in this economy, but are still trying to maintain their dignity and independence, as they witness the rise of the welfare mentality all around them.
posted on 09/20/2012 6:26:16 AM PDT
I think it is time to use social shunning of those utilizing welfare benefits unwisely. A Facebook meme might be a start.
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