The bizarre hatred of the right-wing for poor people has taken an even stranger turn with one mayor in Maine declaring on Sunday that he wanted to publish a registry of welfare recipients because he was annoyed by disabled and special needs children coming to the state for help.
‘Name and Shame’
In a column published last week, the mayor of Lewiston, Maine, Robert MacDonald, outlined his plans to publish the names, addresses and other personal information of welfare recipients.
Entitled Enough is Enough: Mainers have a right to know how their money is spent, the mayor called for a “major overhaul” in laws that deal with confidentiality.
Which is to say, he wanted to ask for “a website be created containing the names, addresses, length of time on assistance and the benefits being collected by every individual on the dole.” He also attacked “liberal, progressive legislatures” for making welfare recipients a “victimized, protected class.”
To sum up his points: No War but the Class War, and MacDonald, putting on his best kulak dress, proved once again the true enemy of the put-upon American proletariat isn’t the rich but the tools in the so-called “middle class.”
But he wasn’t done. In fact, he managed to make his argument worse while appearing on a Fox News segment Sunday.
It’s ‘special ed’ department that attracts them all.
While appearing on an “Entitlement Nation” segment with the caption “Name and Shame” Sunday with host Tucker Carlson, the good mayor went on to explain that it wasn’t fair for the names of the state pensioners to be public while welfare recipients weren’t, saying:
This is something born out of frustration. For three and a half years, I’ve been putting all kinds of welfare laws, I’ve been submitting them. And the legislature is just tanking them. And what really hurts is the legislatures from Lewiston are basically stabbing me in the back.
The problem isn’t Somali refugees, according to the mayor, because they already had jobs. The problem was “the domestic people” who abused welfare benefits:
They’re coming into our state, and what’s happened here is we have a school system. And one of the things about our school system is second to none, it’s special ed (sic) education department that attracts them all.
How do you reach out to Fox News viewers and rally them around your views? Blame the special needs kids and welfare recipients. Works every time.
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