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Rozlee Donating Member (821 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 10:11 AM
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21. The Right Wing media spins on lies
I don't know how it is now, but in the 80s here in Texas, you got a certain amount of money in welfare for one child and then it went up if you had another kid. If you had three or more, nada. No more raises after the second kid. And the raise was like $30 a month, barely enough for diapers. Yet, on one radio program in San Antonio back then, some woman called in that she'd "overheard" two women discussing having another kid each so that they could get more welfare money. One of the women had 8 children, the other 7, according to the caller. It caused a sensation. For a week, the radio station was filled with outraged callers talking about welfare queens and telling stories of people on welfare they knew who had dozens of kids and were having more just to get more money. The poor are always painted as the villains.
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