Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blake Farenthold Says Safety Net Now Should Be Called "Safety Hammocks!"

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Blake Farenthold has continuously insulted those who need some form of government assistance, including social security. He says instead of safety nets we should now call them safety "hammocks!"
This from someone who inherited a fortune and is listed as the fourth wealthiest member of the current GOP freshman class in Congress.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Little Lord Farenthold

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Newly elected Congressman Blake Farenthold has repeatedly expressed his scorn for those receiving any kind of government assistance, including social security. He calls it welfare. He may not know that working people pay into these programs throughout their working lives in the form of payroll deductions. Social Security, far from being "welfare," is a mandatory loan a worker makes to the government, which collects no interest and which will not likely ever be paid back in full when a worker retires. Nevertheless it is an extremely important of most retired senior's income.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Farenthold Displays Hostility Towards The Poor, The Retired and The Disabled

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Appearing on C Span recently Blake Farenthold, the Republican who defeated Solomon Ortiz for his long held seat in Congress, representing the 27th Congressional district, displayed a disdain and even hostility towards the poor, un-employed, Social Security recipients and Lone Star Card Holders. Farenthold suggested those programs should now be referred to as welfare! Just another Marie Antoinette moment for the rookie rep