Could You Be Someone’s Idea of a Welfare Queen?

You could be if you ever ride a bus, take a commuter train, or hop the subway.

At least that’s how Pennsylvania state representative Daryl Metcalfe sees it.

According to an email exchange obtained by a Harrisburg news service about state funding for public transportation in southeastern Pennsylvania, Mr. Metcalfe reportedly referred to such funding as

subsidizing a minority of our population’s bus fare, which is just more welfare

Needless to say, many of those who use public transportation in southeastern Pennsylvania are minorities.

Mr. Metcalfe is what you might call an enlightened public official.  He opposes gay rights and gun control, is a birther who has introduced legislation that would compel presidential candidates to prove they were born in the U.S. , and has even been heard to joke (?) that he was “throwing around the idea of starting a heterosexual caucus” in Pennsylvania’s state House.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Pennsylvania state legislature.

Author: foureyedcurmudgeon

The Four-Eyed Curmudgeon is a middle-aged male who is everything right-wing America despises: he is a big-city, ivy league-educated, liberal Jew. He currently resides in a suburb of Philadelphia. He chooses anonymity for the time being because this is his first experience blogging and he wants to get comfortable with it, and see if he likes it, before he exposes himself (figuratively speaking, of course) to the world.

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