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Hillary Rodham Clinton, quoting Sarah Kendzior:

“I recently read a powerful quote that summed up a lot of this for me. It’s from a book of essays called “The View from Flyover Country” by a journalist named Sarah Kendzior, and she talks about the dangerous ideology behind these attacks on the social safety net. And here’s what she says:

“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. Think about that for a moment. She goes on to make this point: This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.”