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State Rep. Rick Brattin (MO): Today’s “Bigot” Award Winner


Congratulations to….


State Rep. Rick Brattin (MO)

Today’s “Bigot” Award Winner


In November 2010, Ricky succeeded in duping the voters in the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri into electing him as a member of the Missouri State House of Representatives.


In February 2015, Ricky proposed legislation stated in part:

  • “A recipient of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits shall not use such benefits to purchase cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood, or steak.”

In an interview with the Washington Post, Ricky said:


  • “I have seen people [wink, wink] purchasing filet mignons and crab legs with their EBT cards.”
  • “When I can't afford it on my pay, I don't want people on the taxpayer's dime to afford those kinds of foods either.”


The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 figures shows a total population in Harrisonville of 10,000. That population is comprised of 95% whites (9,500) and 1.1% African Americans (110). Therefore, one can safely assume that Ricky has never seen a black person purchasing filet mignon or crab legs in Harrisonville. Put simply, Ricky is likely just another right-wing liar that finds it acceptable to attack those at the bottom of the economic ladder.


As to Ricky’s claim that can’t afford to purchase filet mignon or crab legs that also appears to be patently false. In addition to the $36,915 state salary he receives, Ricky also owns a 40 acre farm and owns and operates a family construction company. Therefore, one can safely assume that Ricky’s annual income is more than sufficient for him to purchase all the filet mignon and crab legs his family wishes to eat.


Ricky is the same lunatic that previously sponsored legislation that would have allowed equal treatment in textbooks for intelligent design and evolution. In other words, he was demanding that it would be permissible to teach religion in public schools. \


In another example of Ricky’s lunacy, he also proposed legislation requiring women seeking an abortion to obtain written consent from the father of the fetus, except in cases of “legitimate rape.”


Congrats Ricky; keep up the good work! We should let everyone know of your amazing record as one of Americas Least Appreciated “Bigots”; you are far too humble. 

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