reply to post by KillerQueen
That is because the Congress is controlled by the Republicans.
And, there are wars, more wars, and rumors of war, countries to conquer, more people to kill and their resources to pillage for the almighty dollar
which has become in actuality America's God.
The Southern and Western Democrats in the House are simply (IMO) Republicans wearing Democrat buttons. This is because of the way they vote and
support Republican Policies.
They don't care about the people, they owe their allegiance to the military complex.
War, drugs, oil and prison are big money makers and he who has the most money makes the rules the rest of us must live by.
Welcome to the New World Order.
The Pentagon's ability to waste money is off the charts. It really exploded during the Reagan era. A typical example... and there are HUNDREDS.. is
the the B-2 bomber. Originally projected to cost $550 million each, B-2's ended up costing $2.2 billion each-literally more than their weight in gold.
In addition to mass weapons waste, tens of thousands of dollars an hour are used to to fly politicians, lobbyists and weapons contractors on pleasure
trips. We have more Trident missiles than we could ever use, and nobody to aim them at. It should be obvious that the "defense" budget isn't based on
any rational calculation of what the defense of this country actually requires-it's based on what US arms manufacturers can get away with (almost
anything, it turns out).
Why does Congress allow this to happen? Why do our legislators put up with military waste and fraud? For the same reason they do anything. Defense
PACs give members of Congress many millions. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was one of the one of the top ten recipients of PAC contributions.
Fair and balanced as opposed to “arrogant and creepy” would be for Republicans and the food stamp-cutting supporters to expect all levels of
society that benefit from government legislation and funding to share the burden. Taking funding away from the most vulnerable Americans is an act of
political cowardice. Play hardball with the people who have a powerful lobby — not the disadvantaged whom are growing in number yet paradoxically
“out of sight and out of mind”. (Apparently, they also assume none of them read the newspapers!)
These political hacks are going to start losing more and more elections because they’ve proven that in the most protracted time of “jobless
recovery” ever to hit the history books they’re woefully out of touch with the plight of the under employed and unemployed — and stunningly
incapable of advancing a vision for revitalizing this country’s decaying infrastructure.
Let’s see… We need jobs and we need modernization projects if we hope to prime our infrastructure for economic growth. If neither the Republicans
nor the Obama Administration can come up with any leadership on the jobs/infrastructure front, that ought to tell voters everything they need to know:
They’re all cut from the same unimaginative cloth and they ALL deserve the electoral boot for their utter disconnect and incompetence.
It’s no longer the realm of alarmist conspiracy, folks: We’ve reached a point in time where the elite govern for the elite and no one else. It’s
Time for an unemployment campaign against political incumbents who blame the formerly middle class for their need of food. Food prices have inflated
by 40% in recent years thanks to legislation that has invited greater commodities speculation coupled with fed monetary policy that’s hell-bent on
infusing liquidity on Wall Street at the expense of our buying and savings power. What with 30-some years of incremental line-my-own-pockets, woefully
lopsided “free trade”, it’s no wonder anti-American economic policies are creating more and more government dependents. Nobody likes it. But as
long as they are going to engineer a poorer and poorer society, socialism will be the only “solution” to years of undercutting domestic wages,
jobs and tax revenues.
It’s high noon on the Great American Experiment. Time for a long, hard look at why such social programs are in higher demand in the first place.
Time we started fixing causes rather than symptoms!
If you, as an elected “civil servant”, can’t ask your powerful friends to share the pain after your policies enabled them to gain the gains,
you’re guilty of crony capitalism.
These politicians know no shame!
Voters need to show up in droves in the upcoming elections to upset this rotten apple cart until every last one of these lawmakers understand who they
And my household does not get food stamps, I know many (most with children) that do and no they don't spend their food stamps on drugs or booze.
Now, if the Republicans are trying to dump even more money into the military, what do they have planned?
Where do their priorities lie?
Don't we have enough WMD already?
We have a Republican controlled Congress folks and this is what happens when the Republicans are given control. I watched them vote on the
Hopefully the real Democratically controlled Senate will block this.
Read my location.
Now, they don't even bother to hide it.
Many people that were just a few years ago, "the Middle Class" now depend of food stamps because our government has allowed the huge corporations to
hand our jobs over to "off shore" citizens.
edit on 15-5-2012 by ofhumandescent because: (no reason given)