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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:28 AM
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28. The biggest welfare queens of all live in Lubbock, Texas.
They are all cotton farmer's wives. Did you know that the federal govt. pays nearly fifty percent of the price of a pound of cotton in federal "farm subsidies"? A farm subsidy is when they take tax money and give it to the farmer to support an inflated price for a farm good he has raised. It is also wealth redistribution. You could also call it welfare.

I guarantee you that a medium scale cotton farmer makes about three times the money in farm subsidies in a given year that any inner-city 'welfare momma' ever made.

And they are damn near all republicans.
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