Fox News contributor Charles Payne proves that just when you think Fox News has gone as low as they can go, they find a hidden basement and tumble ass-over-elbow downstairs:
Fox News contributor Charles Payne defended Mitt Romney’s lack of concern for the poor by saying, “To supposedly alleviate the very poor, and Mitt was right. The very poor in America do have a lot of programs a lot of benefits. People aren’t dying in America. You know, in fact, the very poor suffer from gout. In fact, in the 1920s and 30s that was called the rich man’s disease, but here’s the thing, the very poor have entered into this sort of Faustian deal where they’ve said, ’Ok, you know what? If I can go to my mailbox twice a month and get paid the same amount of money that I could get at a low paying job then I’m not going to take it. In return, you can have my vote, but give me some political cover.’ You know what, here in this country; think about it, we don’t criticize the people that suck up the lion’s share of government services, government aid, police department services, fire department services. We’re crucifying the people that pay the lion’s share of taxes, so it’s worked out great in that particular point. But here’s the problem, we have generational poverty, and in this country, that shouldn’t exist.”
According to Fox News the proof that poor people aren’t really poor is because they have gout. But the odds have having gout are increased by being poor, or more specifically the diet of many poor Americans. ~snip~
More poor people are getting gout, not because they have money, but because they don’t.
Shorter Charles Payne: Look poor people: You can’t be claiming you’re poor when you’ve got microwaves, refrigerators, Xboxes, and the “rich man’s disease.” Get a job and stop asking for handouts, you lazy-asses!
[via PoliticusUSA][cross-posted at ABLC]