I will continue to maintain that the Republican Party doesn’t care about the poor and the least among us. How else can you explain Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s decision to stop welfare checks to the needy because of the government shutdown. Arizona is the only state to take such an action, knowing that the state would be reimbursed when the shutdown ends.
Republican Gov. Jan Brewer’s administration announced this week that 5,700 families eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families would not be receiving their checks, which average $207 a month, while the federal government is shut down.
Federal officials have told state welfare directors that they could use alternative sources of funding during the shutdown to keep assistance programs funded, and they will be reimbursed when the federal government re-opens.
This is the same woman who disrespected President Obama by sticking her finger in his face during a testy exchange during his stop in Arizona. Gov. Brewer is the same hypocrite who wanted to use state funds to open the Grand Canyon. Go figure. The Republicans are living in an alternate universe.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.