Democrats seem to term everything racist, especially when it has anything to do with Republicans or President Donald Trump, whether it makes sense or not.
Some of the things they’ve termed racist over the years are just downright silly.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) demonstrated exactly that during a Congressional hearing on the proposed Trump budget for next year. Russell Vought was answering questions for the Office of Management and Budget to Congress.
Lee attacked the budget talking about the “racist roots of work” and then goes into a confused rant.
Jackson Lee compared stereotypes of slaves being lazy and how “laws were put in place that if you were picking cotton, you couldn’t get assistance.”
“This document is trying to uproot the long belief that poor people, particularly African Americans, and now immigrants and others, are lazy. This budget clearly emphasizes that unfortunately racially charged direction, in cutting Medicaid, in cutting nutrition programs, in cutting housing,” she said.
Um, don’t you want to “uproot” any belief that poor or African-Americans are “lazy?”
How is having a work requirement for everyone (not based on race) racist? How is that implying anyone is “lazy?”
Vought interrupted her, calling her claims ridiculous. He was able to pick back up on his response after she finished her spiel. He explained that no, this wasn’t something that had started under Trump, but had actually been used under Bill Clinton and had been successful in helping move people off welfare to become self-sufficient, thereby considerably bettering their situation.
“It led to historic drops in case load. Why? Because people were getting off of welfare and getting onto the ladder of economic opportunity. The only thing we do is expand it to food stamps, expand it to Medicaid, expand it to housing because we think it is a principle that will lead to more opportunity rather than less,” Vought said.
Lee said she voted against it under Clinton. Figures, because it worked. Lee refused to accept that it worked and she then went on, incredibly, to claim that the “economy has collapsed” under the Trump administration.
Democrats clearly want to tie everyone to the government teat and not let them go.