Republicans Think People Aren't Entitled to Food

[Content Note: Class warfare.]

My oft-repeated observation that Republicans think people aren't entitled to food emerged from the swamp of despair that was Mitt Romney's 2012 "47 Percent" video, from which I teased out what I thought was its most overlooked aspect: That Romney, a U.S. presidential candidate, believed people aren't entitled to food.

At the time, I got the usual pushback: I was being hyperbolic, it was just inelegant wording, surely he didn't actually believe that, etc.

Oh but he actually did — and does still. And so does his party.

This alarmist spent the next few years collecting receipts under the label: "Republicans Think People Aren't Entitled to Food."

Over the course of the last six years, what's evident in that series is that the Republican Party has become less inclined to hide that this is indeed their position.

They have gotten very blunt about the fact that a Republican-led government is a government willing to starve its own people.

Care of Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie, here's a pretty stunning entry in the series:

In case you can't view the embedded tweet, or he ever has the decency to delete it, the tweet reads: "How long until someone runs on the platform of #FoodStampsForAll? If healthcare is a right, is food as well?"


Yes it is.

That there are elected officials who even consider that debatable makes me incandescently angry.

[H/T to Scott Madin.]

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