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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:33 PM

GOP Rep. blames gun violence on "Welfare moms" and them "frauding" disability for their kids.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/22/1479781/james-lankford-guns/?mobile=nc

Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), the fifth-ranking House Republican, laid the blame for gun violence at the feet of an unusual suspect: the children of “welfare moms” who commit fraud.

In a meeting with constituents earlier this month in Oklahoma City, a woman asked the GOP congressman what he was doing to combat all the children who were committing gun violence because they were high on psychotropic drugs. Lankford replied that he “agree with that” and then went on to blame Social Security disability fraud for the rash of gun violence around the country. “Quite frankly some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits,” Lankford said:


CONSTITUENT: My question is regarding the guns and is Washington at all aware of the psychotropic drugs that these children are taking? I guarantee it 100 percent that’s our big problem.

LANKFORD: I agree with that. I think there’s a bunch of issues that, quite frankly, most liberals are afraid to talk about. Where are we on all those psychiatric drugs? We’ve overmedicated kids. Quite frankly some of the overmedication of kids are because welfare moms want to get additional benefits and if they can put them on SSI through maintenance drugs, they can also put them on Social Security disability and get a separate check. That is wrong on every single level. Not only is it fraudulent to the government, but it also tells a kid with great potential, “don’t try because you’re disabled.”

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Reply GOP Rep. blames gun violence on "Welfare moms" and them "frauding" disability for their kids. (Original post)
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 OP
KamaAina Jan 2013 #1
earthside Jan 2013 #2
DevonRex Jan 2013 #24
HangOnKids Jan 2013 #3
DevonRex Jan 2013 #23
Blue Idaho Jan 2013 #4
Skittles Jan 2013 #5
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #10
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #11
Skittles Jan 2013 #19
YoungDemCA Jan 2013 #22
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #12
YoungDemCA Jan 2013 #21
ck4829 Jan 2013 #6
HappyMe Jan 2013 #7
moondust Jan 2013 #8
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #9
riqster Jan 2013 #16
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #13
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #14
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #15
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #17
Still Sensible Jan 2013 #18
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #20

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:41 PM

1. Um, Adam Lanza was a child of privilege.

Derp.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:42 PM

2. So were Klebold and Harris. n/t

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Response to earthside (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:31 PM

24. I know a bit about both families.

The Klebolds are upperish middle class, liberal, and had no guns in their home. Dylan was awkward and bullied, or at least ostracized. Until Harris came along. Harris's family was retired Air Force. New to Colorado. Eric had been in trouble elsewhere. Dylan hadn't until meeting Eric.

I'm absolutely positive there's a part of the story that will never be told because there's just not much point, really. And because there is probably a lot that is either unknown or undisclosed by the people who do know. Both boys did participate, in the end. And they're both dead, along with the people they slaughtered that day. But one had more control in that relationship than the other. It was a sickening set of circumstances that led to absolute catastrophe for so many grieving families.

I know kids who were trapped in the school that day. Kids no longer in age, but they'll always be those kids who were trapped sometime. Certainly every single time there's another tragedy like this.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:44 PM

3. As Was James Holmes n/t

 

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:44 PM

4. Please keep talking!

The more these ignorant teapublicans say the more public opinion on a wide range of issues is swinging to the left.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:45 PM

5. fucking racist asshole

you just know he's throwing red meat, referring to "THOSE PEOPLE"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:59 PM

10. That's exactly what we're seeing here.

There is no relationship to the real world here. It's all his racist fantasy.


... absolutely disgusting ...

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:04 PM

11. And I'd bet he doesn't even know more White children receive government assistance, by sheer numbers

than any other demographic.

Why does he hate White kids?

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:46 PM

19. OH THEY KNOW

it's just that white children DESERVE aid, ya know?

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:51 PM

22. Poor whites don't fare very well either....

..in America's class system.


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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:49 PM

21. Yup

Of course, there are plenty of white people on welfare, so the racism has a big class aspect as well. But this is all beside the point, because many if not most of these spree killers are white males from middle to upper class families.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:45 PM

6. Wait... so the drugs cause them to be disabled? Is that what he's saying?



So much bull, so little time. Part of their tactics I think.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:46 PM

7. Yeah, because $250k yearly

in alimony for Lanza's mom put them at poverty level.

Good grief, what asshats these people are.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:51 PM

8. NRA contortionist.

Ah, perspective...

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:54 PM

9. Okay...the single moms haul their kids to a psychiatrist

Psychiatrist give kids meds, kids get SSI.

Who knew it was so easy. All of us out there on meds, we qualify for SSD or SSI.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:23 PM

16. Does Scotch qualify as a psychotropic drug?

If so, I'm applying for disability!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:15 PM

13. I'm amazed he could say something like that with a straight face.




Not even an asshole like this can believe something so absurd.



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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:18 PM

14. I take it you have never been to Oklahoma before

 

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:21 PM

15. Nope, never have.




But I'd guess living in Central Florida comes close.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:27 PM

17. yeah your in the ball park

 

I have had the pleasure of both Central Fla and OK, I cannot get out of either place fast enough.

Let me put it to you this way I was going to get stranded on a flight one time and the choices were OKC, where I was at or Detroit.

I choose Detroit.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:40 PM

18. Most worthless piece of shit in the

U.S. Congress.... and that's saying something!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:47 PM

20. Ummm the Newtown shooter was from a wealthy family.....

Heck- the mothers alimony was ten times my income.

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