Missouri Republican Wants to Ban Food Stamp Users from Buying Steak

Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin, who’s presumably run out of every other better thing to do, is sponsoring legislation that would prevent people receiving food stamps from buying “cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak.” He’s already admitted the bill might need “tweaking” to permit… » 4/03/15 3:30pm 4/03/15 3:30pm

Pol: Spy On Food Stamp Users to Make Sure They're Acting Poor Enough

There's nothing Tea Party freshman and ace troll Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin hates more than a handout: he's vocal on his feelings that welfare is "a bribe not to work that hard" and that food stamp programs "encourage sloth." Now Grothman is reportedly encouraging his constituents to ask a few hard questions of… » 2/25/15 10:10am 2/25/15 10:10am

Congressman: Welfare Is a 'Bribe to Not Work That Hard' or Get Married

Newest Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman hasn't even taken his seat yet, but the 59-year-old Tea Party enthusiast has already set his sights on the Badger State's greatest scourge: low-income people who receive modest state and federal benefits. Grothman recently told a local news host that aid programs are "a… » 12/02/14 4:00pm 12/02/14 4:00pm

Anti-Woman Politician Refuses to Debate Congresswoman Because She'll…

Fed up with the nonstop anti-woman crap emanating from Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman's mouth, State Rep. Kelda Helen Roys offered to debate him one on one, mano a womano, in public. Unsurprisingly, he turned her down, saying that she wanted to "to gain further platform to misrepresent the Republican position… » 4/23/12 5:30pm 4/23/12 5:30pm

Lawmaker Suggests Beaten Ladies Remember the Good Times

A thoughtful, sensitive male Wisconsin legislator has proclaimed that he is against divorce under all circumstances — even spousal abuse. And he's got a message to all those ladies out there getting the shit beaten out of them by their husbands: remember the good times, back before things took an abusive turn, and… » 3/14/12 5:15pm 3/14/12 5:15pm

Unbelievably Stupid Law Would Declare Single Parenthood Child Abuse

Wisconsin, that land of beer, cheese, and Aaron Rodgers jerseys, has had a tough couple of years, government-wise. First, they elected a bunch of, from what I can tell, taxidermied badgers holding guns to state legislature. To make matters worse, their governor seems to be an evil yet gloppy Koch puppet. And now, one… » 3/01/12 7:15pm 3/01/12 7:15pm