Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Oklahoma proposed euthanasia for people on food stamps who are too disabled to work. In a Facebook post made by a page purporting to be for OK governor candidate Christopher Barnett, the administrator initially posted a poll about food stamp requirements -- and then made comments claiming euthanasia is a solution to the "issue" of the poor and disabled. In a post made by Tulsa resident Lisa Schwart, screenshots of the thread from the Chrisforgov campaign page that shares a name with Barnett's campaign website revealed the comments. "Most receiving food stamps work, or are disabled," a user commented on the poll post. "Some are elderly." "The ones who are disabled and can't work ... why are we required to keep them?" the Chrisforgov account responded. "Sorry but euthanasia is cheaper and doesn't make everyone a slave to the Government [sic]."
Defending his now-deleted comments, the account admin mused as to why American taxpayers should "have to keep up people who cannot contribute to society any longer?"
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