April 30, 2015 2:00 pm -


Maryland State Delegate Patrick McDonough wants to take food stamps away from families whose children protest the death of Freddie Gray.

In audio obtain[ed] by First Look’s Lee Fang, a caller on a Baltimore radio program asks McDonough why the government could not “take away benefits from families, from like the parents who are collecting welfare” if the protesters were “too young.”

“That’s an idea and that could be legislation,” McDonough volunteers. “I think that you could make the case that there is a failure to do proper parenting and allowing this stuff to happen, is there an opportunity for a month to take away your food stamps?”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

28 responses to Maryland Lawmaker Wants To Take Food Stamps Away From Protesters

  1. Suzanne McFly April 30th, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    So we could do background checks on his kids and see how he should pay for what they did.

  2. Annie April 30th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Their fixation on taking food stamps away from people in need is so ugly and cruel.

    • tracey marie April 30th, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      That is all the rwnj’s do, obsess about taking food and rights away from people they disagree with

      • allison1050 April 30th, 2015 at 4:44 pm


  3. Larry Schmitt April 30th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Taking someone’s food away is not considered acceptable punishment these days for criminal activity. Take away the parents’ food stamps, and any younger siblings of that teenaged protestor also go hungry. That never occurs to these people.

  4. tracey marie April 30th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    why did no one call for sanctions or new laws when white kids riot and destroy property when their team loses?

    • OldLefty April 30th, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      That’s different.

      • tracey marie April 30th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        white privelage is something most white people deny exists

        • OldLefty April 30th, 2015 at 2:50 pm


          Excellent piece;

          White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack

          by Peggy McIntosh 1989

          1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the
          company of people of my race most of the time.

          2. If I should need to move, I can be
          pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can afford and
          in which I would want to live.

          3. I can be pretty sure that my
          neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.

          4. I can go shopping alone most of the
          time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.

          5. I can turn on the television or open
          to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.

          6. When I am told about our national
          heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it
          what it is.

          7. I can be sure that my children will
          be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race.

          8. If I want to, I can be pretty sure
          of finding a publisher for this piece on white privilege.

          9. I can go into a music shop and count
          on finding the music of my race represented, into a supermarket and find the
          staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions, into a hairdresser’s shop
          and find someone who can cut my hair.

          10. Whether I checks, credit cards, or
          cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of
          financial reliability.

          11. I can arrange to protect my
          children most of the time from people who might not like them.

          12. I can swear, or dress in second
          hand clothes, or not answer letters, without having people attribute these
          choices to the bad morals, the poverty, or the illiteracy of my race.

          13. I can speak in public to a powerful
          male group without putting my race on trial.14. I can do well in a challenging
          situation without being called a credit to my race.

          15. I am never asked to speak for all
          the people of my racial group.

          16. I can remain oblivious of the
          language and customs of persons of color who constitute the world’s majority
          without feeling in my culture any penalty for such oblivion.

          17. I can criticize our government and
          talk about how much I fear its policies and behavior without being seen as a
          cultural outsider.

          18. I can be pretty sure that if I ask
          to talk to “the person in charge,” I will be facing a person of my race.

          19. If a traffic cop pulls me over or
          if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out
          because of my race.

          20. I can easily buy posters,
          postcards, picture books, greeting cards, dolls, toys, and children’s magazine
          featuring people of my race.

          21. I can go home from most meetings of
          organizations I belong to feeling somewhat tied in, rather than isolated,
          out-of-place, outnumbered, unheard, held at a distance, or feared.

          22. I can take a job with an
          affirmative action employer without having co-workers on the job suspect that I
          got it because of race.

          23. I can choose public accommodation
          without fearing that people of my race cannot get in or will be mistreated in
          the places I have chosen.

          24. I can be sure that if I need legal
          or medical help, my race will not work against me.

          25. If my day, week, or year is going
          badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether it has
          racial overtones.

          26. I can choose blemish cover or bandages in “flesh” color and
          have them more or less match my skin.

          • tracey marie April 30th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

            wow, that really hit’s home.

          • OldLefty April 30th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

            She was apparently a neat lady.


          • tracey marie April 30th, 2015 at 3:08 pm

            She really is, thanks for the link

          • allison1050 April 30th, 2015 at 4:43 pm

            Powerful and thanks.

          • OldLefty April 30th, 2015 at 5:16 pm


        • rg9rts May 1st, 2015 at 4:53 am

          It goes along with the sense of entitlement we grant jocks…as a society …a pass to rape pillage and plunder

  5. OldLefty April 30th, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Didn’t he say the same thing about the Bundy people?

  6. bpollen April 30th, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    So shouldn’t Rand Paul lose HIS benefits because of HIS criminal son? Healthcare, franking privileges, per diem, staff, hell – even salary?

  7. mrbigstuff April 30th, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    That’s the solution take away food from the poor what a genius let’s start by gutting his salary

    • fahvel May 1st, 2015 at 3:37 am

      not his salary, his gut.

  8. allison1050 April 30th, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    And voters actually voted this dumb azz into office? A real nonthinker for you. Let’s take away any monies he may receive for the position that he holds.

    • fahvel May 1st, 2015 at 3:37 am

      that’s the fear Al! these evil minded pieces of whatever were elected!!!!! Scary, eh?

      • allison1050 May 1st, 2015 at 3:25 pm


  9. mfr4 April 30th, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    America, a land of freedom and opportunity for some. What ever happened to freedom of assembly? What an asshole.

  10. Budda April 30th, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Vindictive SOB, isn’t he?

  11. Denise April 30th, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Freedom of speech? Freedom of assembly? How does he know they are on Food Stamps? And how would you go about it? It’s not against the law to speak and assemble. It is against the law to shoot at Fed agents, to use property that is not yours and to murder unarmed black people.

  12. fahvel May 1st, 2015 at 3:36 am

    the bigger parenting error was when pat’s parents did it and he arrived on the planet’s surface.

  13. rg9rts May 1st, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Must be a gopee…only that kind of imbecile would make those kinds of assumptions..

  14. labman57 May 2nd, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    “Let’s starve ’em into submission!”