Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” with Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Steve King had the greatest idea to come out of Iowa since Eskimo Pie.
Camerota pressed King on how Congress is going to pay for President Trump’s border wall.
CAMEROTA: Are you comfortable, Congressman, with providing $1.6 billion dollars of taxpayer money–not from Mexico–to build that wall.
KING: Absolutely, yes, and more. And I’d throw another $5 billion on the pile, and I would find another half a billion dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood’s budget. And the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people that haven’t worked in three generations…
Note that Camerota completely ignored the Planned Parenthood part of King’s remark and proceeded to go with the you’re-going-to-take-food-from-poor-children’s-mouths argument.
King countered that noting that Michelle Obama spent years fighting child obesity, which highly correlates with EBT use.
“Now we have a problem of obesity,” King said. “And when you match up the EBT card with what the scales say on some of the folks — I think it’s worth looking at. Michelle Obama looked at it; Republicans should be able to look at it, too.”
Of course, SNAP and other bloated federal entitlements need to be trimmed or eliminated to rid the government of welfare gadflies and cheats. We need to come up with better and more effective ways of lifting the poor out of poverty.
But the first statement is absolutely dead on target. Let’s take that $500 million out of the hands of the butchers of innocent children who never grow up to eat at all and use it to secure our border. Liberals seem to be much more generous with other countries’ children while their own decadent sex-obsessed hedonistic lifestyles are off-limits.
Republicans have been too weak to touch Planned Parenthood, but they might be more motivated to build Trump’s wall. Let’s do both.
Bravo Rep. King. You deserve a case of Eskimo Pie.