Shit @MaryFranson Says… Welfare For The Poor Is Like Feeding The Animals

H/T to both Laura Askelin & Sally Jo Sorenson for catching this one…

These updates from Representative Mary Franson just keep getting better and better. In the update for this week, Franson makes the following (apparently funny) comparison between poor people on welfare and animals living in our parks:

And here, it’s kind of ironic, I’ll read you this little funny clipped that we got from a friend. It says, Isn’t it ironic that the food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to please not feed the animals, because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves. [emphasis mine]

Oh, Mary, that IS funny! I’m sure those poor folks on welfare really appreciate you comparing them to animals.

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It should also be noted that this isn’t just a video uploaded to a site run by Mary Franson. This video was uploaded to the official youtube site of the Minnesota House Republican Caucus. Is this the message Minnesota Republicans would like to send to people in the state, that poor people are the same as animals?

UPDATE: Within only a couple hours of this and other posts about the Franson video, she offered up a weak apology on twitter and had the video taken down from youtube. Luckily, I and others grabbed the video before it could vanish and it is now safely located here:

For more comprehensive commentary on this you should visit Buestem Prairie, Cucking Stool, MN Progressive Project, and Hong Pong.

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  • JohnGilmore

    Next sentence: “Our reform bills are meant to bring people up out of the clutches of poverty.” I suppose one can characterize Franson’s comments as comparing the poor to animals, which of course, she manifestly did not, if they want. Such are the reduced circumstances the Left finds itself in. The Great Society and its trillions made things objectively worse but my friends on the other side have not adjusted their thinking. Remember the drama and nonsense claimed in the 1996 welfare reform signed into law by Clinton passed by a Republican congress? None of it came to pass and it is now seen as a great success.

    Here’s a test for the author of the blog and its readers: the goal of public policy should be to make people less dependent on government programs. Discuss. Show your work.

  • wbgleason

    Gee Mr. Gilmore, you seem – as usual – to be on another planet.

    Click the video above.  Right now it doesn’t work.  Why is that? Because someone in GOP HQ realized how damning it is?

    Because any reasonable viewer cannot miss the point of the author of this piece that Franson did, indeed, compare those using food stamps to wild animals who should not be fed, for their own good. “she manifestly did not”?  I call you on your baloney.

    And your hypocritical taunt:  “the goal of public policy should be to make people less dependent on government programs. Discuss. Show your work.”

    is just that.

    How do the Republicans plan to solve our problems?  Perhaps we should use the methods recently espoused by that sainted academic, Newt Gingrich? Remember that guy?  Isn’t he pretty high up on the GOP totem pole?

    “Gingrich defends remarks on the poor, food stamps”


    Don’t be a jackass. It is unbecoming to a lawyer pretending to be an intellectual.

  • John Shannon

    I just want to know why the video was taken down. 

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