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Bosworth 'Ruffles Feathers' With Facebook Post
KELOLAND.COM ^ | 5/1/14 | Jared Ranson

Posted on 05/02/2014 1:12:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

SIOUX FALLS, SD - U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth is standing strongly in support of a controversial Facebook post she made on Monday. "The statement is tongue and cheek; it's meant to stir discussion," Bosworth said.

Stir discussion it has.

Bosworth is receiving national attention for a Facebook post she made earlier this week. The post, which has now been shared by nearly 60,000 people, is a photo comparing the country's food stamp program to a national park warning about feeding the animals, which goes on to say the animals would grow dependent on the handout.

"It did ruffle some feathers. It did stimulate all the way to the Washington Post, but that's good. They're talking about it, and that is the problem: that they won't talk about the issues that are really important to the patients and the people I see every day," Bosworth said.

Bosworth says that the food stamp program has trapped many people in a life of poverty, with no signs of recovery. She says the focus should instead be on education and creating jobs.

"Was it a crude statement to begin the conversation? Yes, and if that's what it takes to begin the conversation, so be it," Bosworth said.

The conversation in opposing the post is growing. In a statement to KELOLAND News, Republican Senate candidate Stace Nelson says he is "disappointed at the comments attributed to Annette Bosworth about the poor, elderly, and veterans. We should not blame them for the sad state of this nation. The blame should be on dishonest politicians that claim to be against that which is making Americans further dependent."

Bosworth says critics are taking the words in the post too literally. They should instead see it as a call to action.

"We've lost the war on poverty, we've created a trap and they're stuck. They're good people, they want solutions and that's what your politicians are supposed to be talking about," Bosworth said.

We did also reach out to the Larry Rhoden and Mike Rounds campaign. Both did not offer a comment regarding the post.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: dependence; moochers; truth; welfare

1 posted on 05/02/2014 1:12:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I assume this is the post, idea that everyone was talking about...MSNBC, the HuffingtonPuffington Post, and whiny liberals in south Florida are upset.

Makes me want to send this gal, Annette Bosworth, money.

Is she doing well?


2 posted on 05/02/2014 1:14:01 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Send this woman to Washington! ... well, such punishment might be too harsh for such an honest and forthright Lady.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 1:16:25 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: SoFloFreeper

She’s right.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 1:16:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I am for doing good to the poor,
but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor,
is not making them easy in poverty,
but leading or driving them out of it.

“I observed...
that the more public provisions were made for the poor,
the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer.
And, on the contrary, the less was done for them,
the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
-Benjamin Franklin


5 posted on 05/02/2014 1:17:08 PM PDT by LucyT (Where is the $2,500 in health insurance savings 0bama & the Dems Promised Everyone?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The poster is absolutely brilliant. But I am tired of this old line:

She says the focus should instead be on education and creating jobs.

The governments job is not to create jobs, but to get out of business' way to create jobs since that is what they do. Education is (at least should be) a State level consideration with cooperation amongst the various States to ensure consistency. The Fed should be nothing more than a moderator.

6 posted on 05/02/2014 1:19:16 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Teach them to fish!
Cedarville College has started a Charity Exchange where one down on his luck can trade labor & learn skills.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 1:21:40 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: LucyT; All
Ben Franklin, Was always one of the Smartest of the founding fathers.
their crying in heaven to what's happened/happening to our country now.

8 posted on 05/02/2014 1:28:27 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Jane Long

The analogy is exactly appropriate.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 1:29:42 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: rjsimmon

How much education money is needed to say:

1)graduate high school
2) stay off drugs
3) don’t get pregnant or get someone pregnant.

do those 3 things are you’re nearly guaranteed to not be poor(or at least stay poor forever)


10 posted on 05/02/2014 1:29:51 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I love it. But I’m sure some FReepers will complain “it’s childish” (they know who they are).


11 posted on 05/02/2014 1:32:13 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: TurboZamboni
How much education money is needed to say:

1)graduate high school
Yeah, got that.

2) stay off drugs
Done.

3) don’t get pregnant or get someone pregnant
Damn.

do those 3 things are you’re nearly guaranteed to not be poor

Now you tell me...

12 posted on 05/02/2014 1:45:13 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: TurboZamboni

The third one is done with the express intention of getting paid for breeding welfare bastards; changing that one alone would significantly impact the “poor” population in this country. The welfare reform of 1996 cut the black birth rate significantly (after Al $harpton indignantly insisted they weren’t breeding bastards for cash - it turned out they were); the impact was seen quickly when Hispanics passed them as the largest minority group ten years ealrier than projected.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 1:46:51 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Sadly though I think that also increased the abortion rate.
I always thought it spoke well of conservatives that we fight so hard to save the lives of pre-born future Democrat voters.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 1:48:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Terrific pic-—it should be plastered all over the place.

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15 posted on 05/02/2014 1:51:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nascarnation

“Sadly though I think that also increased the abortion rate. I always thought it spoke well of conservatives that we fight so hard to save the lives of pre-born future Democrat voters.”

That was a concern at the time, but I think it was being bandied about by the same people that thought teen pregnancies were caused by ignorance rather than the cash payouts. The gibsmedats weren’t getting pregnant accidentally; they were doing it to advance their “careers” as permanent wards of the taxpayers (they’d get set up in an apartment, with welfare, food stamps, free college tuition, etc.).


16 posted on 05/02/2014 1:54:44 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Controversial statement, to be sure, but can anyone deny the basic truth contained in this analogy?

Creating a dependency is one of the more hazardous projects anyone can come up with. The very real dangers contained in an overly broad altruism creates the antagonism that results in an irreversible conflict in the future.

Gratitude is one of the most ephemeral of emotions.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 1:57:50 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: kearnyirish2

One of my daughters recently had a baby and I spent a couple hours over two days at one of the local maternity hospitals.

I can say based on a limited data set that:

1) not many Republicans are having babies
2) most of the babies that are being born are being paid for by Republicans


18 posted on 05/02/2014 1:58:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SoFloFreeper

As the signs say in Yosemite, “A fed bear is a dead bear”


19 posted on 05/02/2014 2:14:03 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: nascarnation

“I can say based on a limited data set that:
1) not many Republicans are having babies
2) most of the babies that are being born are being paid for by Republicans”

I’ve been posting along those lines for years; as my own children were born over several years (in a hospital in a white, wealthy area - not my town, of course), the ratio of American babies (black or white) to Hispanic babies (mostly anchor babies with the additional benefit of generating public assistance) was at best 1:7 or so. Not only are Republicans not breeding, but it has already had a radical effect on this country that will be more pronounced with each passing DAY.

Obama’s re-election was proof that we had changed dramatically demographically; don’t believe the BS that whites will be a minority in 2042 - it will happen by 2020 at the latest. Most of the old people dying are white, and practically all of the new people being born are not.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 2:14:28 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Isn’t that pretty much what Cliven Bundy was trying to say?


21 posted on 05/02/2014 2:14:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Just wondering....Polar bears or Black bears more susceptible to hand-out-it-is
22 posted on 05/02/2014 2:14:34 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: TurboZamboni

bump


23 posted on 05/02/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nascarnation

and the Republican babies are growing up propagandized by the culture and schools


24 posted on 05/02/2014 2:18:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

These posts have been around for years. Grow up..


25 posted on 05/02/2014 2:27:37 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

WHAT???!!!!!! That’s so old! I posted it years ago!


26 posted on 05/02/2014 2:44:34 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Give a man a fish, he eats for one day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll sit in a boat and drink beer all day.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: LucyT
I am for doing good to the poor, but

Ben Franklin said the best way to help the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their poverty.

28 posted on 05/02/2014 4:19:57 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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