Myles Posted February 1 #1 Share Posted February 1 The decision to create a "Work and Welfare" subcommittee within the House Ways and Means Committee drew lengthy complaints from Democrats this week who said that name is deeply offensive to people who draw welfare checks, and that it is especially offensive to Black Americans. New Chairman Jason Smith, R-Mo., called the committee to order on Tuesday to approve the rules for the committee in the 118th Congress. Those rules included the new name for the subcommittee, which drew instant opposition from several Democrats. "It’s my hope that this title was not intended to be racially offensive, but in reality it really is," Davis said. "The word ‘welfare’ is a deeply pejorative term in our country, that many people use to describe individuals who want to game the system. African Americans, the myths around the welfare queen, were based on lies that were used to paint a picture of African Americans as lazy, not wanting to work." Several Republicans stepped into defend the name change, including Rep. Darin LaHood of Illinois, who said he hoped Democrats can "get beyond this." https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-complain-about-new-title-gop-work-welfare-subcommittee-racially-offensive 1 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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