[T]he Reagan/Bush administrations also realized that racializing welfare by painting it as a program that unfairly benefited Blacks was a sure-fire way to win White votes. This context created the controlling image of the “welfare queen” primarily to garner support for refusing state support for poor and working-class Black mothers and children. Poor Black women’s welfare eligibility meant that many chose to stay home and care for their children, thus emulating White middle-class mothers. But because these stay-at-home moms were African American and did not work for pay, they were deemed to be “lazy”.
Actually, I think the GOP is all about having an ample supply of poor, disenfranchised youth who will be forced, in order to gain a college education, to become military recruits 18 years in the future…however, imho, the Republicans are not thinking things through…I mean, after all, won’t these Democratic Babies grow up and vote AGAINST the GOP?
“Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers.” ~ George Carlin