Monica Crowley came up with yet another conspiracy theory last night. After announcing, “We know entitlements are narcotics,” she “just asked” if Washington lawmakers are “actively trying” to hook people on them “in order to lock in a permanent Democratic voting majority?” And yet, she didn’t lift even a single manicured finger to find the answer. However, that didn’t stop Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, her guest, from supporting her thesis as a conclusion “easily reached.”
Crowley was substitute host for the O'Reilly Factor last night, where the following exchange took place:
CROWLEY: When we talk about past recessions, we’ve always seen an uptick in these kinds of entitlement programs, food stamps, welfare, and so on. But when the economy improved, we always saw those levels retreat, and go back down. This time it’s not happening.
…We know entitlements are narcotics. Do you think there’s a political motive here where the far left which now controls the White House and most of Congress, that they are actively trying to lock people into this government dependency in order to lock in a permanent Democrat voting majority?
DOBBS: I think that that conclusion can be easily reached because for one thing to your point about usually when we see an economy move beyond the recession, we see these programs recede with them. We’ve seen almost a million additional households on food stamps in the course of the past year.
Fox News: Where smearing Democrats (and taking digs at poor people) takes precedence over facts gathering.
If so, Big Oil needs to go to rehab . . .
Oh, so NOW Crowley’s willing to admit the economy’s “improved” but how many of the rest of the FoxNoise talking heads keep reporting how BAD the economy is (indeed, even salivating over every bad report)? What this “rhymes-with-witch” is forgetting is that the “new jobs” people are getting are so low-paying that they still need those “entitlement” programs just to get by. Because FoxNoise and its talking heads are firmly on the side of the “abolish, don’t raise, the minimum wage” argument, they fail to realize that paying workers an actual living wage would actually reduce the number of folks needing all these evil “entitlements.”