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.

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  • […] of his constituents?  And isn’t it nice that Metcalfe, about whom The Curmudgeon has written in the past, understands neither the separation between church and state nor the first amendment […]

  • […] though, for his bizarre behavior. In fact, The Curmudgeon has written about him before: first when he declared public transportation to be a form of welfare and then when he shouted down a House colleague who was attempting to speak in favor of gay rights, […]

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