Thursday, March 24, 2011

Adding Injury to Ongoing Insult

From Alternet:

Now, a group of House Republicans is launching a new stealth attack against union workers. GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Tim Scott (SC), Scott Garrett (NJ), Dan Burton (IN), and Louie Gohmert (TX) have introduced H.R. 1135, which states that it is designed to “provide information on total spending on means-tested welfare programs, to provide additional work requirements, and to provide an overall spending limit on means-tested welfare programs.”

Pretty standard verification stuff so far. Then there's this:

In other words, you'd better not strike for the kind of wages that'll help keep you off food stamps, if you want to keep your food stamps. Unions helped build that middle class that politicians swear to protect at every opportunity.

This is another mean-spirited attack on families trying to stay afloat, at a time when record numbers of families are receiving food stamps.

cross-posted at MainSt/

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