Christ, what an asshole. Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Iowa (a state that has long benefited from a shit-ton of federal funds and tax breaks) said Tuesday federal aid for people whose homes and lives were trashed by Hurricane Sandy should include restrictions against using aid "Gucci bags and massage parlors."
Quoth the douche, "I want to get them the resources that are necessary to lift them out of this water and the sand and the ashes and the death that's over there in the East Coast and especially in the Northeast."
"But not one big shot to just open up the checkbook," he later added, "because they spent it on Gucci bags and massage parlors and everything you can think of in addition to what was necessary," he said, referring to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. (HuffPo)
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