NCR Today: The GOP's image of dependency on handouts builds on Reagan's false story of a welfare queen and seemingly endless anecdotes of seeing someone buy lobster with food stamps.
Food stamps feed one in five children in the United States, and the Republicans, led by Catholic Republican Congressman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, his former presidential running mate, Mitt Romney, and Catholic Republican House Speaker John Boehner want to decimate the food stamps program with immoral and inhumane budget cuts. Time will tell if Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rick Santorum and Marco Rubio support such hard-hearted class warfare policies.
A lot gets written about waste, fraud and abuse, particularly regarding food stamps and other forms of aid to the poor. Here's Jon Stewart mocking some reporting of food stamp abuse: