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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-01-13 08:30 AM
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Major cuts to food stamps going effective today, All Saints Day.
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Edited on Fri Nov-01-13 08:36 AM by No Elephants
Obama entered office promising cuts to "entitlements."

The very first budget that Obama sent to congress included cuts to fuel subsidies for the poor.

Obama has doggedly taken one step after another to effect cuts to Social Security and Medicare, while trying to make said cuts look like a necessary concession to Republicans.

Some of the most allegedly liberal Democratic Senators, such as Franken and Wyden, have voted consistently against food stamps (SNAP) and Obama signs.

Gee, take away home heating in winter, food, medical care and money to pay for shelter, and what do you get?

Same thing you get with drone killings.

Corpses.

Someone tell Obama that increasing the numbers of the deceased is not the recommended way to observe All Saints Day.

Thanks.

All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or The Feast of All Saints)<3> is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. All Saints' Day is the second day of Hallowmas,<4> and begins at sunrise on the first day of November and finishes at sundown. It is the day before All Souls' Day.

In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In the Catholic Church and many Anglican churches, the next day specifically commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet been purified and reached heaven. Christians who celebrate All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day do so in the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the 'Church triumphant'), and the living (the 'Church militant'). Other Christian traditions define, remember and respond to the saints in different ways; for example, in the Methodist Church, the word "saints" refers to all Christians and therefore, on All Saints' Day, the Church Universal, as well as the deceased members of a local congregation, are honored and remembered.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Day
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