Republican rhetoric is more about hostility toward the poor than fiscal responsibility

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, strayed from his party’s orthodoxy the other day when he said that “there seems to be a war on the poor” and that “if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”

Paul Krugman expands on the governor’s complaint HERE:

Obviously Mr. Kasich isn’t the first to make this observation. But the fact that it’s coming from a Republican in good standing (although maybe not anymore), indeed someone who used to be known as a conservative firebrand, is telling. Republican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pitch ...

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