View Full Version : Why do dems want to starve poor Americans?

08-12-2010, 02:14 AM
This is reminiscent of FDR and the dems having cattle slaughtered and food crops burned in the field while US citizens were starving during the depression ... so political cronies could have their cattle and crop prices propped up during a period of deflation.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins, keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job, the Obama administration says.

But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one necessity to pay for another. The federal assistance program currently helps 41 million Americans. ...

The Food Research and Action Center said a family of four would see benefits drop about $59 per month ...

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures, the number of people on the food stamp rolls has been growing to record levels for 18 straight months. Nearly $5.5 billion in aid went out to beneficiaries in May alone. The number of May recipients marked a 19 percent increase from a year ago and the USDA projects that next year's enrollment will reach about 43.4 million.

Republicans, meanwhile, vocally opposed the state aid bill. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told Fox News it rewarded "irresponsible states" and their unions.

"It is basically taxpayers from fiscally (responsible) states bailing out fiscally irresponsible states. ... Medicaid funding, teacher funding, the more popular of the public unions, what this is, it's a bailout to prevent states from doing the necessary spending prioritization that they need do," he said.

The Obama administration pushed hard for the $26 billion bill. ...</div></div>

SUCH HYPOCRISY! (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/10/democrats-advocacy-groups-blast-cuts-food-stamps-fund-m-jobs/)


08-12-2010, 04:13 AM
link (http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/node/38940)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The House came back into emergency session and passed the state aid bill, but not without a ton of carping by Republicans about how this is just another "bailout" for the states, all the while still demanding that the Bush tax cuts for the rich stay in place, which are not paid for and will add to that deficit they keep wailing about. </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why do dems want to starve poor Americans? </div></div>

They don't.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Democrats, Advocacy Groups Blast Cuts to Food Stamps to Fund $26B Aid Bill </div></div>


08-12-2010, 05:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why do dems want to starve poor Americans? </div></div>

They don't.

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Still truth challenged I see. Let's review:

253 democrat house members ... 245 voted for the food stamp cuts, 3 voted against the food stamp cuts while 5 didn't vote.

178 republican house members ... 158 voted against the food stamp cuts, 2 voted for the food stamp cuts while 18 didn't vote.

What an advocay group thinks has no relevance.

The bottom line is that the democrats in the house voted 245-3 in favor of taking food from the mouths of the poor so they could use it to bail out the teacher's and state/municipal worker's unions ... and Obama signed the bill.

This regime is a thugocracy which will crush anyone to hold or maintain power.

They are simply betting that they own the votes of minorities and poor and will lose nothing at the ballot box for their betrayal. The sad thing is that they may be right since by the time the cuts kick in they will no longer control the congress and they will blame the reps.

Please, do not insult this forum's intelligence by attempting to defend and/or deny such treachery.


08-12-2010, 05:42 AM
Perhaps its part of the 'Lets Move" plan of Michelle's. After all if you cut the food stamps it leaves less for non nutritious snacks.
Of course the parents wont cut down on beer and cigarettes. There are priorities you know.

08-12-2010, 03:07 PM
I suspect that somehow it's Bush's fault.