Why Do The Wealthy Want to Throw Children Off Food Stamps & Medicaid?

Thom plus logo The Global Wealth Report tells us that the worlds millionaires, composing less than 1% of the worlds population, own more than half the worlds wealth. Meanwhile, The New York Times is reporting that efforts by American billionaires like Charles Koch and millionaires within the Republican Party have changed the rules since Donald Trump came to office so that, in those 2 1/2 years, over 1 million US children have lost their health coverage.Koch and his billionaire buddies talk about how we must end food stamps and Medicaid to guide people toward the "redemptive power of work," suggesting that people will only go to work if they are threatened with hunger or severe illness that they can't pay to cure.

But these guys, who have enough to stop working today and live in luxury for the rest of their lives, continue to show up at work every day, giving the lie to The core and principal argument of their entire philosophy.. So, if there is no truth to the rationalization, why are they so enthusiastic about throwing children off food stamps and Medicaid? Is it so there will be more money left over for them and they can get more tax cuts? Or is it that they hate poor people or think there are too many of them? Or is it a form of mental illness like hoarding syndrome, only, in their case, directed toward money rather than newspapers and tin cans?

-Thom

Comments

agrohimcha's picture
agrohimcha 32 weeks 19 hours ago
#1

Can I contact Administration?
It is important.
Thank.

agrohimcha's picture
agrohimcha 32 weeks 19 hours ago
#2

Can I contact Administration?
It is important.
Thank.

SueN's picture
SueN 32 weeks 17 hours ago
#3
Yu Ban's picture
Yu Ban 31 weeks 5 days ago
#4

Repuke Gov. Matt Bevin in Kentucky did his best to end Kentucky's Health Exchanges now the state has the default Federal Exchanges. Time to DUMP THAT CHUMP:
ELECTION DAY = November 5, 2019 - in 11 DAYS Show up to Vote for DEMOCRAT Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear for Governor 2019.

Or SEND a DONATION to him or the KY DEMS!

What New Hell Will Trump Rain Down on America Next?

Thom plus logo Trump campaigned on nostalgia for the past, with a slogan calling to make America great "again."

And, indeed, he has re-created many of the most notable moments in past American history.

He's brought back the pandemic of 1918, and the widespread death associated with it.
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann seeks out interesting subjects from such disparate outposts of curiosity that you have to wonder whether or not he uncovered them or they selected him."
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, producer, and environmental activist
From Screwed:
"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Never one to shy away from the truth, Thom Hartmann’s collected works are inspiring, wise, and compelling. His work lights the way to a better America."
Van Jones, cofounder of RebuildTheDream.com and author of The Green Collar Economy