This guy is the Attorney General of Nebraska. He’s disgusting and he’s a hypocrite.
Republicans really can’t stand poor people, disadvantaged people, people who struggle to feed themselves and their family, people who aren’t filthy rich, people who have little or no political power.
There was that piece of Republicrap South Carolina Lieutenant Governor last year comparing the poor to stray animals. Now there’s this Nebraska wannabe degrading welfare recipients…
“The raccoons – they’re not stupid, they’re gonna do the easy way if we make it easy for them. Just like welfare recipients all across America. If we don’t send them to work, they’re gonna take the easy route."
Why is he a hypocrite? Here’s some interesting info from a commenter at TPM.
73 percent of Nebraska farmers received some sort of payment in 2009.
10 percent of Nebraska farmers collected 62 percent of the
$306.1 million in direct payments was collected by Nebraska
farmers in 2009.
10 percent of Nebraska farmers collected 56 percent of payments from 1995-2009.
Nebraska was fifth among states in total farm payments at $14
billion from 1995-2009.
Source: Environmental Working Group.
Guess those Nebraska farmers must be some of the laziest bastards in the country, eh? And how much do you want to bet that the top gummint welfare recipients among those farmers are big donors to the Republican party which this scumbag Bruning calls his political home?
Yowsah! Republicanism at its finest!