Igor at Think Progress:
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann promised to significantly lower funding to social safety net programs during a speech at the Family Research Council this morning, going so far as to suggest that people who can’t work should not eat. “Our nation needs to stop doing for people what they can and should do for themselves,” she said. “Self reliance means, if anyone will not work, neither should he eat.”
I’m going assume that Igor isn’t fluent in English and doesn’t understand the difference between “will not” and “can’t,” because otherwise he is being willfully dishonest.
Personally I don’t have a problem with letting an able-bodied person who refuses to work (without good cause) miss a few meals. The social safety nets are for people who either can’t work or who can’t find work.
BTW – This is not an endorsement of Michele Bachmann