Black People : "Feeding stray animals"

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  1. RAPTOR

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    Bauer: Needy 'owe something back' for aid
    By NATHANIEL CARY - The Greenville News

    GREENVILLE - Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has compared giving people government
    assistance to "feeding stray animals." Bauer, who is running for the
    Republican nomination for governor, made his remarks during a town hall
    meeting in Fountain Inn that included state lawmakers and about 115
    residents.

    "My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a
    small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they
    breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person
    ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too
    much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail
    that type of behavior. They don't know any better," Bauer said.

    In South Carolina, 58 percent of students participate in the free and
    reduced-price lunch program. Bauer's remarks came during a speech in
    which he said government should take away assistance if those receiving
    help didn't pass drug tests or attend parent-teacher conferences or PTA
    meetings if their children were receiving free and reduced-price lunches.

    Bauer later Friday told The Greenville News he wasn't saying people on
    government assistance "were animals or anything else." In his speech,
    Bauer said people have to become more engaged with government.

    "You see, for the first time in the history of this country, we've got more
    people voting for a living than we do working for a living." Later in his
    speech, Bauer said, "I can show you a bar graph where free and reduced
    lunch has the worst test scores in the state of South Carolina," adding, "You
    show me the school that has the highest free and reduced lunch, and I'll
    show you the worst test scores, folks. It's there, period.

    "So how do you fix it? Well you say, 'Look, if you receive goods or services
    from the government, then you owe something back.'" Bauer said there are
    no "repercussions" from accepting government assistance. "We don't make
    you take a drug test. We ought to. We don't even make you show up to
    your child's parent-teacher conference meeting or to the PTA meeting.

    "You go to a school where there's an active participation of parents, and
    guess what? They have the highest test scores. So what do you do? You
    say, 'Look folks, if you receive goods or services from the government and
    you don't attend a parent-teacher conference, bam, you lose your benefits.'

    "We're going to have to do things like that. We can't afford to keep just
    giving money away." And, Bauer said, it is time to confront "babies having
    babies. Somebody's got to talk about. Politicians don't want to talk about it
    anymore because it's politically incorrect." Bauer told The News later,
    "People in society have certain responsibilities; just like if you don't pay
    your taxes, there are certain repercussions."

    He said government hasn't made requirements to make those receiving aid
    be more responsible. "They can continue to have more and more kids, and
    the reward is there's more and more money in it for them." Instead, he
    said, the government should place incentives in its welfare programs, such
    as providing child care so parents can work or receive education so they
    can break the welfare cycle.

    Government continues to reward bad behavior by giving money to people
    who "don't have to do a thing," he said. Tymeco Gregory grew up in a
    single-parent home in which, he said, his family relied on free-lunch
    programs at school to survive while struggling to pay bills.

    "If I didn't get any money or help with food for school and stuff, we probably
    would have to go without eating at school," Gregory said. "We don't have a
    lot of extra money." Now an 18-year-old freshman physics major at
    Wofford College, Gregory credited a support system from Furman
    University's Bridges to a Brighter Future program and government
    assistance with helping him achieve his goal to attend college.

    Tobi Swartz, director of Bridges to a Brighter Future, declined to comment
    on Bauer's remarks but said students can achieve despite their backgrounds
    if shown the opportunity. "Income and circumstance does not define you,
    and young people have the ability to make choices that are their future,"
    Swartz said. "We need to provide opportunities and exposure that will
    provide them the vision for something beyond their circumstances."

    Greenville News staff writer Ron Barnett contributed.

    http://www.thestate.com/local/story/1123844.html
     
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    Thanks so much for this post. I saw this on the news last night and was floored.

    And you know today he is trying to clean THIS up . smh .


    Thanks , Peace


     
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    they have no soul

    this is their protocol. When you're an animal, you see the world as well.......................... an animal.
     
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    well i am from greenville south carolina now living in atlanta georgia. Glad i got away from that state. :SuN049:
     
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    Brother RAPTOR ... please review the rules, #2 specifically, as you are not allowed to include entire articles without also including the owner's express permission for their work to be psoted here.

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    No surprise , the Eugenics program was underway since the 30s and Bertrand Russel had reveaed that the eite, empoverished the 3rd world,and then branded them as "useless eaters" to rationalize their genocide programs and Malthusian aims.

    Notice he inentionaly made the statement after the devestation of Haiti
     
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    The animal analogy was crude and his speech is full of coded racial
    language but what do you expect from a racist southerner?

    But what about the content of what he said, minus the racism.. about
    public assistance? About test scores? etc.. ? What happens when
    the government steps in and competes with Daddy? What happens
    when families are financially better off separate than together?
     
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    No problem.
     
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