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S.C. Lt. Gov Andre Bauer Campaigns Against the Poor and Other "Stray Animals"

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"My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better."

Rush Limbaugh? Beck? Your friend who has had too much to drink? No, none of them. The above quotes came out of the mouth of current Lt. Governor and Republican candidate for Governor of South Carolina Andre Bauer addressing a town hall meeting attended by state lawmakers and Fountain Inn residents. Bauer went on to state that poor people should earn their benefits, that parents of students who eat free or reduced-price meals in school cafeterias should be required to be active in their children's education, or the parents should lose welfare benefits.

Once upon a time, when South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer was little Andre, he often went with his mother to Lexington County South Carolina Republican Party meetings and sold candy bars. Teenage Andre Bauer partnered with his sister to harvest abandoned golf balls, clean and sell them. On January 15th, 2003, all grown up Andre (only a few days more than two months from his 34th birthday) was sworn-in as Lt. Governor of the state of South Carolina. In 2008, thirty-something Andre supported legislation for a new state license plate containing the words "I Believe" and a cross superimposed on a stained glass window. On November 10, 2009, Judge Cameron McGowan Currie declared the "I Believe" Act "in violation of the United State Constitution, noting the Act was no more than an effort by Bauer to do in South Carolina what had failed in Florida: to gain legislative approval of a specialty plate promoting the majority religion--Christianity--for his own religious beliefs and/or to generate political capital with those who shared Bauer's faith.

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