It was a dream come true for our frenemies on the Right. For years, conservatives have been saying to take away food stamps — a government benefit enjoyed mostly by white people — if someone protests injustice against black people — the narrative, of course, being that African-Americans are all on food stamps and other government programs — and, as far as the Stupid Part of America is aware, that day has come.
On Saturday Gateway Pundit, the same website that started the lie that Michael Brown fractured Darren Wilson’s eye socket, announced triumphantly that officials in Charlotte, North Carolina have threatened to strip “rioters and looters” of their welfare benefits for life:
According to multiple reports, city officials have announced new measures in an effort to curb the violence sweeping Charlotte since the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Any individuals caught rioting, looting, destroying property or otherwise reacting in a violent and unlawful manner will have their government benefits permanently revoked.
According to the local affiliate WBTC, the punishment also applies to minors who might be participating in the ongoing melee. Parents of underage individuals who are captured while engaging in criminal activities related to the rioting will be held fully accountable, and could risk losing state benefits, as well as the custody of their child.
“Parents are responsible for their children. If they are allowing them to engage in lawless behaviors there will be consequences for them as parents.” Charlotte City Official, Wilson Stewart, told reporters during the 30 minute press conference.
Isn’t this exactly as it should be?
The business owner who has his store wrecked and looted is paying taxes which provide public benefits.
Shouldn’t he or she have some recourse?
This “information” comes from the Baltimore Gazette,which is known for pushing fake news reports. There is, of course, no “city official” named Wilson Stewart and the story appears nowhere on the web outside the right-wing echo chamber (and Snopes) but that didn’t stop the Gateway Pundit’s idiot readers from sounding off and revealing themselves to be, as Hillary Clinton would say, deplorable:
Conservatives fell for this one hook, line and sinker — because they’re racists who are incapable of questioning something that not only backs their racist belief that all black people are on welfare, but demonizes the entire race for standing up for themselves.
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