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Reagan's white identity politics: Reagan lied about "welfare queens" intentionally (1976)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14—Few people realize it, but Linda Taylor, a 47‐year‐old Chicago welfare recipient, has become a major campaign issue in the New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary.

Former Gov. Ronald Reagan of California has referred to her at nearly every stop, using her as part of his “citizens’ press conference” format.

“There's a woman in Chicago,” the Republican candidate said recently to an audience in Gilford, N.H., during his freeswinging attack on welfare abuses. “She has 80 names, 30 addresses, 12 Social Security cards and is collecting veterans’ benefits on four nonexisting deceased husbands.” He added:

“And she's collecting Social Security on her cards. She's got Medicaid, getting food stamps and she is collecting welfare under each of her names. Her tax‐free cash income alone is over $150,000.”

Mr. Reagan never mentions the woman by name. But the effect is the same wherver he goes. During his second campaign swing through the state last month, for example, he startled people in Dublin and Jaffrey and Peterborough and Salem and in all the other little towns where he appeared. They were angry at “welfare chislers.” Mr. Reagan had hit a nerve.

The problem is that the story does not quite check out.

Posted by EndGOPPropaganda | Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:32 PM (8 replies)


Hi all,

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What makes me most outraged about the Republican party and this president is how they need lies and propaganda to sell their policies. Congressional Republicans KNOW they need to lie about their policies because no non-billionaire would vote for them if they really knew the truth.

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peace and love. Happy to be posting.
Posted by EndGOPPropaganda | Thu Jun 7, 2018, 08:28 PM (5 replies)
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