#StayWoke: Iowa Rep. Steve King Wants to Cut Food Stamps to Pay for Trump’s Dumbass Wall

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Iowa’s favorite deplorable Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) wants to slash food assistance for low-income Americans and Planned Parenthood funding to free up money to pay for Trump’s dumbass wall that nobody wants.


It wasn’t so long ago when President Pee-Pee Von Pisstown swore that Mexico would be paying for the “yuge, yuge” wall that would stop the imaginary influx of “illegals” flooding the country.

King told CNN during an interview Wednesday morning that he would be comfortable spending $1.6 billion of taxpayer money to fund Von Pisstown’s dumbass wall.

“And I’d throw another $5 billion on the pile, and I would find half of a billion of dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood’s budget. And the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people who have not worked in three generations,” he said, according to ThinkProgress.

King’s rhetoric feels steeped in the welfare-queen myth that is pushed by many Republicans who refuse to believe that many on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which feeds more than “22 million low-income households containing 45 million people,” according to ThinkProgress, are folks in legitimate need of assistance. In the same vein, many Republicans refuse to accept that Planned Parenthood provides women’s health services and will argue that 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s business is providing abortions, although that has been proved to be a lie.

But yes, deplorable King, let’s build that dumbass wall at all costs. In fact, King will hurt his own constituency should his proposal ever see the light of day, considering that 1 in 8 Iowans receives SNAP benefits.

Trump’s border wall could end up costing as much as $40 billion and is opposed by the majority of Americans, but don’t let that stop you.

I can hear the deplorable chants now: “Build that wall!”

Read more at ThinkProgress.

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2) Pretty much every state that has implemented a drug testing policy is losing money on it. About 2% of applicants have a positive test (MUCH lower than the national average of drug use). So congrats for supporting a policy that fucks over tax payers to fix a non-existent policy.