One GOP lawmaker has found the perfect source of revenue to build Trump’s ‘big, beautiful’ border wall between the U.S. and Mexico: the nation’s poor. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) thinks the massive construction should be partially funded with money taken from federal welfare programs.
Funding the Wall by Starving the Poor
Earlier this week, the House Appropriations Committee approved a jaw-dropping spending bill that allocates $1.6 billion to the president’s border wall. The money is part of $13.8 billion which were given to customs and border protection programs.
Rep. King thinks that the money for the construction of the wall is not enough and now seeks an extra $5 billion. When his colleagues pointed out that they don’t have the money, he proposed taking it from Planned Parenthood and entitlement programs.
King said on CNN Tuesday, that half a billion dollars should be taken from Planned Parenthood, while the rest of the cash should be squeezed out of food stamps and other federal welfare programs for “people that haven’t worked in three generations.”
In other words, the lawmaker thinks that the border wall should be funded by taking food away from hungry children and their parents. What’s more, the representative said that people on food stamps aren’t working,
“We’ve got to put America back to work, this administration will do it,”
Food Stamps Making America Fat
He also thinks that the construction of the border wall would create millions of U.S. jobs, which would make public assistance pointless. On top of that, the Republican is very practical in his logic. He believes that taking away food stamps would do people a big favor because, in his view, food stamps make them fat.
He encouraged his fellow party members to compare the EBT card with the weight of food stamp recipients and draw the conclusions by themselves. He noted that Michelle Obama too looked at the issue of obesity. However, she never proposed to stop feeding the poor, she just wanted them to eat healthier.
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