John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, strayed from his party’s orthodoxy the other day when he said that “there seems to be a war on the poor” and that “if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”
Paul Krugman expands on the governor’s complaint HERE:
Obviously Mr. Kasich isn’t the first to make this observation. But the fact that it’s coming from a Republican in good standing (although maybe not anymore), indeed someone who used to be known as a conservative firebrand, is telling. Republican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pitch ...