Saturday, April 01, 2017

The Secret Welfare System

Conservatives have successfully convinced a large number of people that there is a secret welfare system that only blah people have access to. And, of course, the blah guy from Kenya took that up to 11.

This is the result:

Moreno was sitting at a table with his boss, Rocky Payton, the factory’s general manager, and Amy Saum, the human resources manager. All said they had voted for Trump, and all were bewildered that he wanted to cut funds that channel people into good manufacturing jobs.

“There’s a lot of wasteful spending, so cut other places,” Moreno said.

Payton suggested that if the government wants to cut budgets, it should target “Obama phones” provided to low-income Americans. (In fact, the program predates President Barack Obama and is financed by telecom companies rather than by taxpayers.)