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Bombs or Bread; Congress Must Decide

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posted on May, 11 2012 @ 07:41 PM
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Just ran across this one over from rense.com and linked from source here

www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/05/10-5




Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following video in advance of today’s expected vote on the Sequestration Replacement Reconciliation Act which raids, among other domestic programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to fund the military budget.



The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, has been and continues to be a lifeline for 45 million seniors, children, parents, low-wage workers and unemployed persons. About half of all recipients of SNAP benefits are children, approximately eight percent are seniors and 20 percent of households contain people with disabilities. It is imperative that Congress support this vital program instead of drastically cutting it.


Over the last few years, there has been an increase in participation in SNAP; our country has undergone a serious economic recession that millions of Americans still find themselves struggling to overcome. The SNAP program is doing exactly what it is designed to do: react quickly and grow to meet the needs of those who need assistance.

The Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act being considered continues the trend of cutting spending on assistance programs when they are needed most, including SNAP, to fund the continuation of unnecessary and unwarranted wars overseas. Many economists agree that spending for SNAP stimulates the economy; according to Mark Zandi, a $1 increase in food stamp payments boosts GDP by $1.73.

SNAP is a vital assistance program that allows Americans of modest means to avoid hunger. This Congress must act responsibly on behalf of the American people and work to ensure full access to SNAP for our most vulnerable. Funding an already bloated military budget with cuts to the poor is a choice that speaks to the core of who we are as a nation.



Not a big fan of hands out, how ever lesser of a fan of military budgets taking priority of people, unacceptable.




posted on May, 11 2012 @ 07:49 PM
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Kucinich is awesome and so is common dreams.

If it's between bombs and bread, they will compromise by creating bombs shaped like loafs of bread!



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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yea, or maybe decide to put some poison weapons of some kind in the food supply rations and take out all the recipients saying it was an accident or terrorist attack that did or cause it, same ole song and dance from these out of control thugs.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Awww.. Gee... I can't believe this. My President and my Government tell me the wars are almost behind us! One war is over, the other in Afghanistan is winding down, and of course no one wants war with Iran! They say so, regularly. It must be true!


So...Why is anyone talking about raiding every corner of the federal budget they haven't passed in 3 years straight, to fund a military that is supposed to be downsizing and shutting the wars down?

Unless...of course.... War isn't winding down at all and just maybe, we aren't being told quite everything.


(Naww.. that can't be it....The President or even Boehner if Political parties matter to someone..they couldn't lie!)



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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I can't stand Kucinich sold out over Obama care so some strangers stomach is more important than my own the simple fact if you can't take care of yourself how the hell can you take care of anyone else?

Yeah enjoy that full stomach which exactly what 3000 Americans had til some idiot flew a plane in to them.



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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Yes, but bombs for whom?

"In yet another sickening display of gutless obedience to the Israel lobby and the Jewish dominated media, the “U.S.” House of Representatives has passed legislation which promotes Israel’s interests over the interests of America and Americans by passing the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012.Only two Congressmen voted against it, Ron Paul and John Dingell!"

whatreallyhappened.com...



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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You just have to be crazy to make sense of things today, eh?
More info on 2012 Israel Security bill

Muslims to the Left of us and Israel to the right. Uncle Sam is giving hugs and kisses to them BOTH when the other isn't looking.

Oh..this can't end well. Maybe the thread here has a point and Ammo is more important than food for the way we seem to be playing all sides off against each other. Someday, those sides may put their fights on hold to figure out why the US seems to be friends to all...and enemies to most..all at once?



posted on May, 11 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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Yeah, how does that song go? "if the right one don't get ya then the left one will" ...

Been thinking about it for awhile and I still haven't figured out how one prepares to become the spam in their spam sandwich. And they're hogging all the bread.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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One thing that George Bush, Jr. was honest about, is this is going to be a 100 year war...other than that, can't think of anything he said that was honest, as this.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 08:00 AM
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Yea, solent green for sure starting to look like could be happening any year now...rendering humans as food source for humans, as letting a good piece of meat go to waste could be considers a crime and unethical to not eat each other...as cannabilism could bring things full circle and be the demise of us all, well sure there will be those who, have the ways and means to live through it...as wondering how long it would take 2,000,000,000 to eat 5,000,000,000 people...like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a lollipop...

Starvation and hunger is a dangerous condition to put people in the predicament and using war as the justification...is sick as eating people, in my opinion, since the threat is the one causing and creating the war and starvation.



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