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Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:07 AM

 

"I Investigated Fox News' Poverty Claims (On My Mom)"

http://www.cracked.com/blog/what-poor-are-really-doing-with-our-taxes/

A brilliant, hilarious but ultimately sad piece.

Last week, after Representative Jason Chaffetz got into hot water for saying that poor people need to choose health care instead of iPhones, Dan Hopper posted the following four screenshots on Twitter, saying, "Forget iPhones, this is the level of animosity Fox News has towards poor people":

That comes from a 2011 episode of The O'Reilly Factor, in which they start out making the point that the living conditions of the poor in the U.S. has gotten better in the last however many years ... But it quickly devolves into "Can you believe these fucking people? Calling themselves 'poor' like that, when they own these things?"

I was outraged. I couldn't believe that I lived in a country where the impoverished could shamelessly flaunt those luxuries right in my face while I heroically sacrificed my tax dollars to support their laziness. I had to see this for myself, so I got in my car and drove an hour to my mother's house to see if Fox News' claims were real.

That's my mom's house. You'll note right off the bat that it's way better than your house, because she can move that bad boy any damn place she pleases. If she sees a plot of beachside property she wants to live on, it's as good as done. All she has to do is hook it to a pickup truck and she's good to go. This is the ultimate privilege, and I have to admit that it made me want to slap her in her stupid, greedy, tax-dollar-stealing face.

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Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 OP
Demsrule86 Mar 2017 #1
smirkymonkey Mar 2017 #2
dchill Mar 2017 #3
radical noodle Mar 2017 #4
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #6
Cracklin Charlie Mar 2017 #5
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #7
Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #8

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:13 AM

1. I hope this is totally made up.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:15 AM

2. I saw this a few days ago on Cracked.

Funny, but not funny. John Cheese has some pretty good articles about social justice.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:15 AM

3. Top notch!

I can see why Stuart Varney covets her coffeemaker.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:33 AM

4. I don't know whether to laugh or cry

A great lesson that won't even phase the lowlife RWNJs.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:53 PM

6. I know-- initially I was laughing super hard but at the end I felt like crying

 

when he showed the toilet chair-- that brought it home

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:39 AM

5. That made me weep.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:53 PM

7. yeah, I know... that toilet chair OMG

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 01:59 PM

8. Good one. Cracked has some pretty good satirical pieces.

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