Remember Mitt Romney’s infamous “47%” comment? Well, last month there was an article which said that the largest increases in food stamp aid were in … Republican-heavy counties. There’s a statement at the end which shows the massive disconnect that conservatives have:
The increase in food stamps in those strongholds doesn’t mean Romney will lose votes, said Michael Franc, vice president for governmental studies at the Heritage Foundation, a Republican-leaning research organization in Washington.
“We’re talking about people who got pretty hammered by the economic meltdown,” he said. “It’s a temporary hand-up, not a permanent condition of life. They’ve gotten help, but it’s been something they’ve requested very reluctantly.”