South Carolina Lt. Governor says helping the poor is like “feeding stray animals.”

Don’t look now, but if a certain Lt. Governor in South Carolina has his way and should succeed Governor Mark Sandford. Government assistance to the poor and needy might just be a thing of the past. Yep, Lt. Governor Andre Baur, the douche pictured above, had this to say at a recent town hall meeting:
“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”
Oh those silly republicans I tell ya; this asswipe had the nerve to suggest that what he said was taken out of context. Yep and it just so happened that he made these statements as part of an argument that people should lose government benefits if they fail drug tests or don’t attend parent-teacher conferences or PTA meetings. So the question is, what fuckin context did you mean to imply Andre Baur? Shit, sounds like regular everyday conservative talking points to me, pal.

At the very same town hall meeting Baur also said to attendees that he “can show you a bar graph where free and reduced lunch has the worst test scores in the state of South Carolina.” He also added, “You show me the school that has the highest free and reduced lunch, and I’ll show you the worst test scores, folks. It’s there, period.” Baur continued “So how do you fix it? Well you say, ‘Look, if you receive goods or services from the government, then you owe something back.”

Well, if what this idiot says is true, then according to the Greenville News, over half of the kids in the state receive some form of assistance by way of free lunches at school; 58% of them to be exact. Which would mean that half of the kids attending school in the state are dumb fucks, and that he too ate free lunches as a child.  Yep, and I won’t even mention the racial implications as broken down by demographic either.

I’m not a resident of South Carolina, but I have to question if this is the type of leadership they would welcome should he become the next governor? One has to wonder with the state of the economy just how many “stray animals” in this state are appreciative of his comments, or how he will fare in the elections. At the end of the day I guess it’s better to give needy kids shoes to go to school instead of food as Baur’s fake-ass did last year in the following video down in South Carolina.