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MINOR: Mississippi GOPers join ‘punish the poor’ brigade

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 23, 2014

It seems our legislative GOPers down here have joined the “punish the poor” Republican brigade in Congress, and even added another wrinkle to punish low-income folks.

Having already visited several hurtful woes on the state’s teeming poor citizens, Mississippi House Republicans last week added the threat of drug testing for working poor who apply for welfare benefits under what is called TANF. Another instance of using extreme measures to cure a problem that doesn’t exist.

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