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Has GOP launched a war on the poor?


Date published: 12/17/2013

Republicans to the poor: "If you're poor, it's your fault! Don't expect anyone to help you; you deserve to suffer."

So, the Republican Congress has launched "the war on the poor," whom they see as shiftless, lazy and undeserving.

The disgusting details of Republican idolatry appear in The New York Times on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in "The War on the Poor," an article by the Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. He got more than 1,100 responses.

Karen Garcia, of New Paltz, N.Y., commenting on Krugman's remarks, wrote: "War on the poor? It's looking an awful lot like a planned annihilation of the poor. And not content to simply starve people, the Grand Inquisitors of the GOP demonize them, demanding they be drug-tested before consuming their rice and beans. And, they proclaim, as they thump their Bibles, if you want to eat, go get a job. They callously ignore the fact that it's the lack of jobs created by their own political malpractice that's forcing record numbers of people onto food stamps in the first place."

Harry Chipman

Stafford