By: Diane Benjamin
Earlier this week Scott had Dick Durbin on his morning show (WJBC). Since the Farm Bill just passed, it was a hot topic. The Farm bill is around 80% Food Stamps (SNAP) and nothing to do with farms. The 20% left enables corporate farms, not the little guys – but that’s a different story. The GOP wanted a work requirement for able-bodied people without kids who receive benefits.
Note: Without kids
Scott asked Dickie why Democrats refused to include that in the final bill. Dickie mentioned single moms who didn’t have child care, disabled elderly, and people who didn’t have transportation. He didn’t want to starve them.
Scott didn’t let him get by with those comments. He repeated what the GOP wanted. Dickie had to quickly change the topic since he had no answer.
Sometimes I’d like to reach through the radio to help Scott with some facts. He took on Dickie all by himself and won. I hope he realizes the democrats did it for votes. Free stuff determines who takers vote for. Democrats can’t afford to let anyone flee the plantation by forcing them to prosper on their own.
I was hoping to find a podcast of the interview, but it looks like they don’t do those anymore. Even with the lowest unemployment in 60 years, around 40 million people still receive SNAP benefits. Democrats want it to stay that way.