This has been much talked about:
You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I was never embarrassed. Because the school bus would be filled with rows and rows of young Iowans with bread bags slipped over their feet.
I wore bread bags on my feet, too, but we wore them inside the fucking shoe to keep your socks dry. This was before you could pick up goretex or all the new water resistant shoes at any walmart for 20 bucks a pair. It didn’t mean you were poor. It meant you didn’t like wet feet.
Meanwhile, Joni Ernst is the same age as me- 44, which means that while she was living through this crushing poverty, you’ll never guess who was President.
St. Ronaldus Reaganicus, whose trickle down done trickled all over Joni’s boots. Have no fear, though, because Uncle Sugar was happy to give this strong, independent pulled her-own-damned-self up by her own bread bag boots, tea party pioneer a helping hand:
Despite Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) rhetoric about growing up poor on Tuesday night, her family actually received hundreds of thousands of dollars in government aid between 1995 and 2009, the District Sentinel news co-op reported.
Farm subsidy records indicate that the freshman senator’s father, Richard Culver, has received $38,395 in commodity subsidies and conservation payments, with all but $12 of the money being used for support of his corn crops. Ernst’s uncle, Dallas Culver, has reportedly received $250,000 in federal corn subsidies and $117,141 in additional aid. And her paternal grandfather, Harold Culver, got an additional $57,479 in aid between 1995 and 2001.
I’m pretty sure there’s nothing in free market doctrine about the government paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to pig ignorant rednecks to not grow shit.
Shut up, crazy lady.