posted on Nov, 28 2013 @ 04:45 PM
Here we go again. The anti-human GOP seeks to starve more Americans, Veterans, old folks, and children.
Republican lawmakers are on the defensive as the country heads into the holiday season, with cutbacks in food stamps stressing needy families while
Congress debates how much more to cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). “Which of your constituents do you think should go
hungry?” asks a holiday card electronically delivered to members of Congress this week. It points out that the proposed cuts mean “less food and
more hunger for millions of low income seniors, veterans, working families with children and disabled Americans.”
Its amazing this crazy country gives such power to greedy and selfish antihuman people to rule their lives.
TeAt the same time, assistance to farmers, traditionally coupled in the same bill with SNAP, appears to be weathering the GOP’s budget-cutting knife
just fine. “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat,” said Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), invoking the Bible to explain his vote earlier this
year to cut food stamps while calling for increased crop subsidies for farmers. His family farm received more than $3.5 million in federal money over
the years, making him the poster boy for 33 members of Congress who voted to cut food stamps, a program that helps the least among us, while having no
qualms about accepting federal largesse for their farm businesses.xt
They take from the poor and give to the rich
Twenty percent of Fincher’s constituents are on the SNAP program, says Jim Weill, president of Food Research and Action Center, which launched the
website with the holiday greeting designed to trigger guilt over who is left behind during these days of plenty. Weill recalls the language of his
college days to explain the easy passage of farm subsidies and the mounting resistance to SNAP. The farm part of the bill is “distributional,” he
says; food stamps are “re-distributional,” a concept that is toxic in American politics.
This is an abomination and pure evil
These people will spend trillions on missiles and super war planes and starve human beings.
I AM ASHAMED OF BEING AN AMERICAN!
I am a non partisan issues person. I will vote out any politician who is responsible for this antihuman demonic policy.
Republicans who rail against big government have SNAP in their target sights because of the program’s growth in just the last few years. In 2006, 25
million people were on food stamps, and at the end of last year, the number was 47 million; now it’s 48 million, almost a doubling in seven years.
Republicans see those numbers and assume there must be waste, fraud, and abuse. Democrats attribute the growth to the weak economy and more people
needing assistance. One in four are not in the program even though they’re qualified.
When are Americans going to get a soul and see who their enemy really is? Its people who are against the poor and middle class AND always VOTE TO
ENHANCE THE COMFORT OF THE RICH AND POWERFUL.
For now, though, as lawmakers sift through the numbers and the partisan disagreements, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken matters into his own hands
to announce $4.5 million in emergency food assistance grants to help food banks, churches, and charities cope with the spike in need prompted by the
reduction in SNAP benefits. For those on the front lines working with people in need, the notion that more cuts could be coming seems
incomprehensible. “It’s outrageous they’re still considering $4 to $8 to $10 billion cuts in the conference committee,” says Weill. “That
will create real hardship.” And more cuts could create real political problems for Republicans if they head home for the holidays without passing a
farm bill, or worse, pass one that worsens the food insecurity of millions.
God bless Governor Coumo. At least he is trying to help those less fortunate. This is what government of the people is all about.
WE ARE THE PEOPLE! THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE HUMANE POLICIES