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GOP candidate compares food stamp recipients to wild animals

Dr. Annette Bosworth
Dr. Annette Bosworth
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Just when you thought a Republican candidate for office couldn't say anything crazier, they find a way to top themselves.

Her name is Dr. Annette Bosworth and she will be running in the Republican primary in an attempt to fill the soon to be vacant seat of the retiring Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.). On her Facebook page earlier this week, Bosworth posted a "meme" which compared food stamp recipients to wild animals. The "meme" read as followed.

“Today's lesson in irony.

The food stamp program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture," the graphic reads. "They proudly report that they distribute free meals and food stamps to over 46 million people on an annual basis.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, run by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us ‘please do not feed the animals.’ Their stated reason for this policy being that … the animals will grow dependent on the handouts, and then they will never learn to take care of themselves.

This concludes today’s lesson. Any questions?”

Bosworth is considered a long-shot, but her rhetoric fits in line with a Republican lead House of Representatives that passed a bill cutting $8 billion from the food stamp program over the next decade. Bosworth promotes herself as a "tested, trusted, conservative." You can read more about Dr. Annette Bosworth at her official campaign website here.

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