People on public assistance
A candidate for governor of South Carolina has compared giving people government assistance to "feeding stray animals."
are like stray animals, candidate says
"My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed," said Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who is a Republican. "You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better."
Read the McClatchy Newspapers report here.
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