The NC Speaker of the House of Representatives, Thom Tillis, recently made a statement that closely models the myth of the Welfare Queen:
"When you go in and you see a woman in a wheelchair... who’s on the brink of losing her benefits, and you know that Health and Human Services are sending checks to a woman who has chosen to have three or four kids out of wedlock? Then at some point, we need to say first kid, we'll give you a pass, second, third, and fourth kid? You're on your own."
"What we have to do is find a way to divide and conquer the people who are on assistance. We have to show respect for that woman who has cerebral palsy and had no choice in her condition, that needs help, and we should help. And we need to get those folks to look down at these people who choose to get into a condition that makes them dependent on the government, and say, at some point, you’re on your own." (1)