How the Right Talks About Poverty

By Tim Peacock

How the Right Talks About Poverty

A montage of right wing commentary about how conservatives really view the poor in America. Hint: they believe all low income Americans are parasitic moochers that choose to live in squalor feeding off the welfare system when they could “choose” to lift themselves out of poverty any time they want. All of those cars, televisions and cell phones they own are proof of that apparently. I touched on that subject here in how we perceive the poor in this country, and it’s disgusting. 

Here’s a note to conservatives who believe those cheating the welfare system are indicative of all poor people: do we think all of you are the same as Westboro Baptist Church or Rush Limbaugh? Generalizing an entire population of people based off the examples of a handful of poor representatives doesn’t do any argument justice. Hasty generalizations are considered logical fallacies for good reason. 
Here’s the compilation courtesy of Media Matters:

About Tim Peacock:
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In creating Peacock Panache, he’s combined two of his favorite hobbies: blogging and current events/politics. When not working here, Tim toils away at editing & rewriting the novels he’s completed over the years. You can read samples of his other work here.

You can find Tim elsewhere online at his personal website. You can also find him on LinkedIn as well as on Twitter as @timsimms

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.


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