I get it; Representative Jackson wants to erase the stigma from multi-generational welfare bums, and the period between coming off a man’s mamma’s Aid for Dependent Children to turning to Social Security at 62 is a long time, so clearly aid is required to bridge that transition, but non-Democrats might not understand what exactly the lazy loafers are transitioning to, so it’s probably better to get it right up front and be done with it.
Sheila Jackson is a drooling testimony against affirmative action, by the way, having graduated from both Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, and is best known, perhaps, for asking whether the Mars Pathfinder had captured a picture of the American flag planted on that planet by Neil Armstrong.
Ms. Jackson sits on the Congressional Science Committee but her knowledge of world politics is just as extensive:
In July 2010 Jackson Lee said: “Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side.” It was noted, but not by this Yale graduate, that Vietnam had not been split for four decades.