“Blessed are the poor,” said Jesus Christ, but to Republican Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, the poor are shiftless lazy bums. He made the following statement for which he will not offer any retraction:
‘My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed,” he told an audience in the town of Fountain Inn. “You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially the ones that don’t think too much further than that.” According to Bauer he was not insulting anyone, merely identifying the “culture of dependence” on government. He went on to say that parents whose children get assistance such as free or reduced -price school lunches should be required to pass drug tests and attend parent-teacher conferences.

“I do not care about being politically correct, I care about being honest.” He went on to say in an email there is “a big difference between being truly needy and truly lazy.”

Does this schmuck realize over five million hard working Americans lost their jobs during the past year, not because of being lazy, but due to manipulation of Wall Street people? About ten percent of Americans now need food stamps. Are these the lazy people to whom Mr. Bauer refers?

The Republican Party has been taken over by individuals who are the antithesis of what this nation represents and what Christianity represents. What exactly would Jesus Christ say to the grandmother of Mr. Bauer or to him?