Thu Feb 9, 2012, 11:58 AM
K Gardner (14,933 posts)
Gutierrez Slams Gingrich on Floor of House
Rep. Guierrez blasts Gingrich with Facts. Video at Link. This video is hilarious !!
"Who's the Real Food Stamp President". Somebody needs to confront Newt with this at the next "debate".
Mr. Gutierrez then takes us on a fact filled adventure with lots of interesting charts. Here are those facts and figures for your delectation:
1.The food stamp president increased spending by more than 19 billion dollars
2.The amount of people in the program increased to 11 million.
3.Benefits were increased $27.38 per recipient, the largest increase under any president in the last thirty years.
Who is this giver of benefits? This food stamp president? George W. Bush. That’s right, you read it correctly. Mr. Gutierrez then goes on to agree that yes, indeed, there has been another food stamp president:
“Yet under another food stamp president spending increased by more than 9 billion dollars, the number of recipients increased by 7 million, and the amount of the benefit increased by $17. Yep. Show ‘em who it is. Here he is, George Herbert Walker Bush was also the food stamp president. See it runs in the family, food stamp president senior, and food stamp president junior. It’s hereditary. A rampant family disease that makes them just wanna feed poor people. Hungry poor people.”
“And this one’s for Newt Gingrich. Just in case-just in case, his food stamp president name calling was designed to make a political point; that he wasn’t quite so willing to come right out and say, of the recipient whose race we know, 22% of SNAP recipients are black. 34% are white. Because hunger knows no race, or religion, or age, or political party. Hunger is color blind, Mr. Gingrich.”
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Response to K Gardner (Original post)
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 12:09 PM
stopbush (17,498 posts)
1. The only problem with this line of attack is that there's nothing wrong with food stamps!!
We should actually be saluting Poppy and Junior for increasing the benefit amount for food stamp recipients. That was a humane thing to do.
The Rs have framed food stamps as a program for ne'er-do-wells. Liberals make a BIG mistake buying into the RW framing of this program. We'd be better off spending the few seconds it would take to reframe food stamps in a positive light than spending precious time playing tit-for-tat on the RW playing field.
It's sort of like those promos for Ed Schultz on MSNBC where he ends by saying, "where are the jobs?" That line may have worked last year, but it's counter productive to use that line when the D narrative should be that job creation under Obama is reaching impressive levels.
Response to stopbush (Reply #1)
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 12:31 PM
K Gardner (14,933 posts)
3. That's exactly what I said on my FB page: GOD BLESS EM FOR
FEEDING THE HUNGRY ! These facts actually came out a while back, and I've successfully beaten back more than a few RWers with their FS Graphs, by using the facts. It is a demeaning slam, especially since half on Supplemental Nutrition Programs are CHILDREN and a fair amount are our MILITARY ! The morons just have to quit using this argument.