Food Stamps Recipients = Wild Animals?

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Former Texas legislator Rick Green, a speaker for David Barton’s Texas-based WallBuilders organization and Barton’s sidekick on the daily WallBuilders Live radio program, clearly has a pretty low opinion of people who receive food stamps. In a repellent Facebook post  last week (image below), Green compared people who receive that government assistance to wild animals who become dependent on food from humans visiting national parks:

What a country…

The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service asks us to “please do not feed the animals” because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.

Never mind that the country is digging itself out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Most of us — but apparently not Green — might expect that public aid for struggling families would be higher than usual. What’s really astonishing here is the sneering contempt that Green has for those families.

Green and Barton claim WallBuilders promotes Christian values and what they see as America’s Christian heritage. We fail to see such values in Green’s disgusting attack on the poor and unemployed.

4 Responses to “Food Stamps Recipients = Wild Animals?”

  1. Doc Bill Says:

    What an ignorant moron. Have you ever seen someone shopping with food stamps at the store? I have and if anything they look pretty embarrassed about it. They are quiet and polite and just want to get the hell out of the spotlight.

    I have never seen anyone at the store come dancing in waving a bunch of food stamps shouting, “Party!”

    Rick Green should be ashamed of himself but I know he’s not. It takes a conscience for that.

  2. Richard Crooks Says:

    This moron is a Republican I’d bet.
    People like this should keep their mouth shut, and I bet he gets some kind of public assistance.

  3. heebiejeebie@comcast.net Says:

    The least of these:

    Jesus Comments on conservative Republican values:

  4. Jane doe Says:

    Unfortunately he is right that it is quite ironic. I’m not saying helping the less fortunate is at all a bad decision on our countries part, it is in our nature to help people in need. But we have completely stopped the cycle of evolution dead in its tracks when it comes to our species. They say not to feed the animals because they are dependent upon themselves and in turn continue to evolve. Killer whales have recently learned to work together to create waves and turbulence in the water in order to catch seals and penguin and this form of evolving would have never come about if we had people feeding them all day. I don’t think that he meant in any way to make a connection of people to wild animals just to point out the interesting fact that these updates come in unison with eachother while projecting such contrasting statements.

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