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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 11:07 PM
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190. 2.2 billiion is a lot of FUCKING MEALS???
You spend some time on the street going hungry and then come tell me how it's hyperbolic to question taking from the poor to give to the poor... :puke:
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  -Obama signs bill cutting 2.2 billion from food stamps no limit  Dec-13-10 10:38 AM   #0 
  - .  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-13-10 10:40 AM   #1 
  - Here  RufusTFirefly   Dec-13-10 10:43 AM   #11 
  - Yeah, especially since the fucking congress will be Republican next year.  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 10:51 AM   #33 
  - Let's all sing it together: " SMALL CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN!  roguevalley   Dec-13-10 10:54 PM   #183 
  - Make that Chump Change we can believe in. Looks like Obama's "Let Them Eat Cake" moment.  earth mom   Dec-17-10 02:39 PM   #294 
  - Seriously, how much is that going to cost us?  Capitalocracy   Dec-14-10 12:59 AM   #219 
  - Hey Billy, can you smuggle a crust of breat home for Grannie and your baby sister?  Divernan   Dec-14-10 10:10 AM   #258 
  - Yeah, that has worked out really well, hasn't it?  Foo Fighter   Dec-15-10 12:27 AM   #279 
  - Administration raised Food Stamp program from $37B to $68B  Still a Democrat   Dec-13-10 11:38 AM   #98 
  - Most of the real concerned folk  mstinamotorcity   Dec-13-10 12:17 PM   #129 
  - it's not the point  Skittles   Dec-14-10 12:31 AM   #209 
  - Did I miss something????  mstinamotorcity   Dec-14-10 07:51 AM   #235 
  - Here's another FACT. The number of people on food stamps  walldude   Dec-16-10 08:55 AM   #289 
  - You mean thank you for just some of the facts.  Jakes Progress   Dec-17-10 10:02 PM   #297 
  - Wow, very nice find! Maybe you should start a thread about it!  Rex   Dec-13-10 12:32 PM   #134 
  - Start a thread with this....  WCGreen   Dec-13-10 12:42 PM   #136 
  - It's been done by another DUer and Rec'd down, sadly  Still a Democrat   Dec-13-10 12:47 PM   #139 
  - THANK YOU!! nt  tblue37   Dec-13-10 01:10 PM   #145 
  - Yeah. Now you don't have to feel bad  Jakes Progress   Dec-14-10 11:32 AM   #269 
  - I guess ketchup really  tomg   Dec-13-10 02:26 PM   #154 
  - Thank you. DU used to be a place where facts were more important.  NoSheep   Dec-13-10 02:26 PM   #155 
  - What fact is missing?  Jakes Progress   Dec-14-10 11:31 AM   #268 
  - Why did any money have to be shifted from food stamps to this program?  no limit   Dec-13-10 02:47 PM   #156 
  - Exactly.  SylviaD   Dec-14-10 09:38 AM   #252 
  - Because, you have to move money from one poor person to another  MNBrewer   Dec-14-10 10:10 AM   #259 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-10 03:13 PM   #161 
  - Facts! DU don't need no fucking facts! Obama hates poor people, and that's that!  11 Bravo   Dec-13-10 03:31 PM   #165 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-14-10 11:29 AM   #267 
  - Don't confuse the demagogues with facts nt  JamesA1102   Dec-13-10 05:24 PM   #170 
  - Yeah. Let's baffle the apologists with bullshit.  Jakes Progress   Dec-14-10 11:27 AM   #266 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-14-10 04:26 PM   #270 
  - What a crock of a rebuttal. The OP is at least being honest.  Jakes Progress   Dec-13-10 10:44 PM   #178 
  - Nice try  Capn Sunshine   Dec-13-10 10:50 PM   #181 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-14-10 12:03 AM   #199 
  - Maybe you can explain this to me, since no one else can.  Forkboy   Dec-15-10 12:18 AM   #277 
  - Not a nice try.  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 12:18 PM   #283 
  - "When you find yourself in a hole,  guruoo   Dec-13-10 11:19 PM   #192 
  - hear hear!!!  SylviaD   Dec-14-10 09:40 AM   #253 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-10 10:49 PM   #180 
  - then don't come. freedom of speech means speech you don't  roguevalley   Dec-13-10 10:57 PM   #185 
  - Thanks for the facts. Too bad so many won't read/listen.  Hoyt   Dec-13-10 10:59 PM   #186 
  - Welcome to DU -- home of deep hatred and shallow knowledge.  Number23   Dec-13-10 11:27 PM   # 
  - A lot of shallow thinking but not on this sorry bill.  Jakes Progress   Dec-14-10 09:27 PM   #273 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-14-10 10:42 PM   #274 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-15-10 12:04 AM   #276 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-15-10 04:28 AM   #280 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-15-10 08:31 AM   #281 
  - More folks are ON food stamps now than in 2008  upi402   Dec-13-10 11:37 PM   #196 
  - wow-a headline can really colour the truth  Swagman   Dec-13-10 11:40 PM   #197 
  - It's not hatred or charlatanism.  caseymoz   Dec-14-10 12:18 AM   #202 
  - Thank You for Showing the facts  DaDeacon   Dec-14-10 12:29 AM   #207 
  - I thought I read that the funding cuts in food stamps would not take affect until 2014.  fasttense   Dec-14-10 04:13 AM   #225 
  - Thanks for the Info  rpannier   Dec-14-10 05:58 AM   #229 
  - Fine, but WHY did he raise the funds for food stamps? Because  pokercat999   Dec-14-10 07:17 AM   #233 
  - Let them eat Fruit!  PhillySane   Dec-14-10 08:40 AM   #239 
  - It used to be called 'robbing Peter to pay Paul'  COLGATE4   Dec-13-10 11:51 AM   #108 
     - shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic  Donnachaidh   Dec-13-10 12:17 PM   #128 
        - +1 nt  TBF   Dec-13-10 06:04 PM   #173 
  - At least the Koch brothers are getting the tax cuts, which is all that really matters after all.  myrna minx   Dec-13-10 10:41 AM   #2 
  - That's so they'll have a little more to fund their next astro-turf "Tea Party" poutrage...  KansDem   Dec-13-10 10:43 AM   #10 
  - Here is a CNN article showing the 2.2 billion cut  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:41 AM   #3 
  - Cuts largely negate the 2009 food stamp increase.  Divernan   Dec-14-10 09:36 AM   #251 
  - There's a saying that covers this  NV Whino   Dec-13-10 10:41 AM   # 
  - Disgust in the norm, now. So, what are we going to do with our disgust at cuts on poor people??????  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:45 AM   #17 
  - "what are we going to do"...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:18 AM   #203 
  - 1 extra carrot stick in school lunch, in exchange for Mom losing $10 in food stamps  SoCalDem   Dec-13-10 10:46 AM   #22 
     - Can someone explain this to Michele Obama?  Divernan   Dec-14-10 09:24 AM   #247 
  - The hypocrisy of this nonsense shall not go unnoticed for long.  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 10:41 AM   #4 
  - There are still people in DU who will jump down anyone's throat who criticizes  jtown1123   Dec-13-10 10:58 AM   #54 
     - There are still people on DU who respond to articles without all the facts  snooper2   Dec-13-10 12:46 PM   #138 
  - In the meantime, while waiting to work with Congress, how many children will go without food?  nc4bo   Dec-13-10 10:42 AM   #5 
  - you are not sypposed to notice that, nc4bo. we're all supposed to  roguevalley   Dec-13-10 11:00 PM   #187 
  - Am I the only one that notes those who need nutritious  Missy Vixen   Dec-13-10 10:42 AM   # 
  - Great chess move, isn't it?  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:48 AM   #25 
  - And the same fuckers, and I do mean fuckers, want tax cuts for the rich.  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 10:50 AM   #30 
     - Wait until the cuts start happening to pay for this so-called 2% payroll holiday.  sad sally   Dec-13-10 04:18 PM   #167 
     - they want it ALL...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:22 AM   #204 
  - Exactly  FrancisTreptoe   Dec-13-10 11:20 AM   #79 
  - "Completely Counterproductive"...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:25 AM   #205 
     - i doubt gates would waste his time for a dollar  reggie the dog   Dec-14-10 02:26 AM   #222 
        - true, but the principle remains. nt  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 05:59 PM   #271 
  - The cut does not happen until 2013-2014.  quaker bill   Dec-14-10 04:35 AM   #226 
  - Anyone w/out school age kids LOSES under this action  Divernan   Dec-14-10 10:01 AM   #255 
  - A preview of whats to come no doubt  quinnox   Dec-13-10 10:42 AM   #6 
  - What's to come? Its also what has already come...and gone. The Great Disability Purge has gone  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:47 AM   #24 
  - "Obama signs bill cutting 2.2 billion from food stamps"  Scurrilous   Dec-13-10 10:42 AM   #7 
  - Here is a CNN article that mentions the figure  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:43 AM   #9 
  - Right here..  nc4bo   Dec-13-10 10:43 AM   #13 
  - wow, a whopping 6 cents...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:26 AM   #206 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-10 10:44 AM   #16 
     - OP is right about the figure, just didn't include the other article about it with the number in it.  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 10:46 AM   #21 
     - In what way am I fibbing?  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:47 AM   #23 
     - Edit you OP to include the CNN article too.  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 10:48 AM   #27 
     - Yes edit it and include the other article in it otherwise  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-13-10 10:52 AM   #35 
        - I have been on food stamps, what people get now is not enough.  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 10:54 AM   #45 
        - And add to that... for every Federal dollar spent on Food Stamps, $1.74 is returned to the local  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 12:19 PM   #132 
        - I would bet it is more...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:32 AM   #210 
           - If you could find figures on that, I would really appreciate it!  bobbolink   Dec-14-10 09:21 AM   #246 
        - as a child, we were on food stamps...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:30 AM   #208 
        - We were on food stamps too. They also gave out food  eilen   Dec-14-10 07:43 AM   #234 
        - Rice and Beans  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-14-10 10:50 AM   #265 
        - many of my students in chicago were on food stamps  reggie the dog   Dec-14-10 02:29 AM   #223 
        - Wonderful point..... It is hard to swallow taking food from  midnight   Dec-13-10 11:19 PM   #193 
     - alert on that language.. it is an attack.  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:49 AM   #29 
        - a viscious, viscious attack.  dionysus   Dec-13-10 10:51 AM   #32 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-10 10:52 AM   #36 
     - Social Programs being dismantled, Food Stamps CUT by $2.2 BILLION,  bvar22   Dec-13-10 11:28 AM   #87 
        - +1  Forkboy   Dec-13-10 11:38 AM   #95 
        - Yes, that is the attitude of "the new democrat". Its out in the open, for all to see.  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 11:38 AM   #96 
           - bvar is good people...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:34 AM   #211 
  - But the deficit is getting out of control!  somone   Dec-13-10 10:42 AM   #8 
  - Yes, and we poor folk will be the ones sacrificed. Humorous, isn't it?  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:50 AM   #31 
     - the poor will be sacrificed...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:46 AM   #213 
  - Cut food stamps so we can afford to give the 2%ers their ongoing tax break.  kestrel91316   Dec-13-10 10:43 AM   #12 
  - and don't forget...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:47 AM   #214 
  - Have you noticed that now Social Spending is now a zero-sum game  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 10:43 AM   #14 
  - That's because there's no money in it for the politicians.  mmonk   Dec-13-10 10:52 AM   #37 
  - It's impossible not to notice  Lorien   Dec-13-10 10:54 PM   #182 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-13-10 10:44 AM   #15 
  - well, it might help if the article the OP linked to even mentioned food stamps.  dionysus   Dec-13-10 10:46 AM   #20 
  - It did mention foodstamps. You not reading it is not my problem  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:48 AM   #26 
     - oh... whoops.  dionysus   Dec-13-10 10:49 AM   #28 
        - So now that we got you calling me a liar out of the way you got any opinions on the actual bill?  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:52 AM   #39 
        - good luck with that  quinnox   Dec-13-10 10:55 AM   #46 
        - I just wanted to repeat myself incase you missed it  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:25 AM   #83 
        - ok, i read the second link from the OP which i didnt see the first time.  dionysus   Dec-13-10 12:11 PM   #125 
           - You forgot your laughing thingee!  displacedvermoter   Dec-17-10 02:27 PM   #293 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-14-10 01:53 AM   #220 
  - Limiting junk food in schools is a "nanny state run amok."  Life Long Dem   Dec-13-10 11:07 AM   #71 
  - I didn't click on the link...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:50 AM   #215 
  - Zombies believe what they want and don't read  creeksneakers2   Dec-13-10 11:17 AM   #76 
  - Yeah he's committed  Autumn   Dec-13-10 10:46 AM   #18 
  - "Kind of obscene?" What would rank as REALLY obscene? At least with *, when things like this  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:52 AM   #40 
     - You are so right bobbolink,  Autumn   Dec-13-10 10:58 AM   #51 
     - As one of those who has been smacked in the face constantly for years, I am no longer in a mood  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 11:01 AM   #60 
        - As a resident of Los Angeles, circa 1992, your point is right on point  martymar64   Dec-13-10 09:09 PM   #174 
     - I'm beginning to think that this is why Obama is in office...  CoffeeCat   Dec-13-10 01:17 PM   #147 
        - Completely agree.  FiveGoodMen   Dec-13-10 04:54 PM   #168 
        - I totally agree.  Fokker Trip   Dec-13-10 11:09 PM   #191 
        - Only Nixon could go to China...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:52 AM   #216 
  - We would pull the plug on Operation Enrich Halliburton & Blackwater one day early  Doctor_J   Dec-13-10 10:46 AM   #19 
  - Where are the priorities?  RussBLib   Dec-13-10 10:51 AM   #34 
  - This really is it. What planet is this man living on?  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 10:52 AM   #38 
     - Good, you are righteously angry. NOW, what are you/we going to do about it?  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:56 AM   #48 
     - I don't know. I know I must do something, though. This can't go on any longer.  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 11:03 AM   #64 
        - Excuse me? You don't need to "rile" me or other poor people UP. We are riled.  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 11:32 AM   #90 
           - You have mine. Look at the UK - they mobilized over tuition hikes  axollot   Dec-14-10 06:23 AM   #230 
              - Thanks! Support is a rare thing on DU anymore!  bobbolink   Dec-14-10 08:42 PM   #272 
     - the same planet that virtually every Democrat in Congress?  onenote   Dec-13-10 11:24 AM   #82 
  - Where is your outrage about all the people who will be cut from unemployment  Windy   Dec-13-10 10:53 AM   #41 
  - That has been answered many times. But YOUR missing outrage about this is duly noted.  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 10:54 AM   #44 
  - Are you talking about the unemployment benefits the republicans were willing to pass  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:58 AM   #52 
  - I am going to really feel sorry for them  Autumn   Dec-13-10 11:06 AM   #70 
  - !!!!  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 11:39 AM   #99 
  - Bravo...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:56 AM   #218 
  - can you send me the link...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-14-10 12:55 AM   #217 
  - Mixed feelings.  flvegan   Dec-13-10 10:53 AM   #42 
  - 2.2 billion isn't permanently sustainable while 900 billion tax cuts for the rich are?  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:54 AM   #43 
     - Is that what I said?  flvegan   Dec-13-10 11:01 AM   #59 
        - I wasn't implying you believed that. My point was about Obama  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:19 AM   #77 
  - That extra 6 cents will buy each kid a big dill pickle  Echotrail   Dec-13-10 10:55 AM   #47 
  - Halliburton says it has particularly nutritious dill pickles ready to go.  Karmadillo   Dec-13-10 10:58 AM   #53 
     - for $3 each  Doctor_J   Dec-13-10 11:12 AM   #73 
        - And past their sell-by date.  WinkyDink   Dec-13-10 02:23 PM   #153 
  - I can't see where this will anything but a net loss for children of the poor  salvorhardin   Dec-13-10 10:56 AM   #49 
  - When poor kids eat breakfast and lunch every day at school ...  frazzled   Dec-13-10 11:00 AM   #58 
     - What about the weekend? Or dinner? Don't you like to eat dinner?  originalpckelly   Dec-13-10 11:05 AM   # 
     - Plus, its OK if their parents go hungry! After all, lower energy from not eating  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 12:10 PM   #123 
        - They are just the "New Democrats"  Horse with no Name   Dec-13-10 12:54 PM   #141 
           - They are robbing Peter to pay Paul.  avaistheone1   Dec-14-10 02:18 AM   #221 
     - Why does it have to be a trade-off though?  RufusTFirefly   Dec-13-10 12:06 PM   #120 
     - Of course. There is a scarcity of food.  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 12:11 PM   #126 
     - "a net gain". = "It's working out quite well for them."  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 12:08 PM   #122 
     - This hurts all the people w/out school age kids  Divernan   Dec-14-10 10:05 AM   #256 
  - Shouldn't this be "Obama signs bill passed by liberals in congress that cuts...."?  Schema Thing   Dec-13-10 10:57 AM   #50 
  - Sure. Whatever helps you sleep better at night.  no limit   Dec-13-10 10:59 AM   #57 
  - Accuracy no longer appears to matter much around here.  HuckleB   Dec-13-10 05:59 PM   #171 
  - I was all set to give the POTUS a standing ovation until I read about the funding.  Vinca   Dec-13-10 10:59 AM   #55 
  - Larger food stamp cuts also funded teachers' salaries and staved off cuts to Medicaid  frazzled   Dec-13-10 10:59 AM   #56 
  - hush now; this is a We-hate-progress-Monday.  Schema Thing   Dec-13-10 11:02 AM   #61 
  - So it's "progress" to kill one class of people  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 11:03 AM   #65 
     - The people who benefit from the new bill are the poorest of poor  frazzled   Dec-13-10 11:05 AM   #68 
        - Yeah, good for the kids. They can now have two good meals at school  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:23 AM   #81 
        - They have gotten $31 Billion more in food stamps from this admin.  frazzled   Dec-13-10 11:28 AM   #86 
           - And why did this administration raise food stamps?  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:32 AM   #89 
              - The cuts won't occur for two more years. No, three  frazzled   Dec-13-10 11:40 AM   #101 
                 - Lol complain then. That's rich  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:41 AM   #103 
                 - The cuts are already in effect... the new bill "accelerates" them.  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 11:51 AM   #109 
                    - .....  SidDithers   Dec-13-10 11:55 AM   #116 
                       - Yup, so far poor folk still have air. We really do appreciate your concern for our lack of  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 12:05 PM   #119 
                       - My food stamps were cut from $162/month to $30/month.  Forkboy   Dec-15-10 12:23 AM   #278 
        - You are avoiding the obvious question.  Jakes Progress   Dec-13-10 10:35 PM   #176 
  - Then leave teachers, poor hungry people and Medicaid alone  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 11:02 AM   #62 
  - What a concept!  bobbolink   Dec-13-10 01:08 PM   #144 
  - You've got that right!  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 11:02 PM   #188 
  - What?  progressoid   Dec-13-10 02:59 PM   #158 
  - Yes I'm sure the democrats and the administration are  ipaint   Dec-13-10 11:10 AM   #72 
  - I'm more inclined to agree with this...  Dappleganger   Dec-13-10 01:13 PM   #146 
  - People are dispensable except for the top 2%.  RKP5637   Dec-13-10 11:02 AM   #63 
  - Now that everyone has gotten all hot and bothered, you might want to read about this bill  onenote   Dec-13-10 11:03 AM   #66 
  - Wonderful  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 11:05 AM   #67 
  - And thank you again for proving my point  onenote   Dec-13-10 11:20 AM   #78 
     - Shit rolls downhill..  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 11:04 PM   #189 
  - The phrase "cutting food stamps" should not be in any democrats vocabulary, period.  ipaint   Dec-13-10 11:13 AM   #74 
  - So cutting funding for the poor is cool, as long as you starve them slowly  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:22 AM   #80 
  - so the part of the description indicating that the cuts don't take effect for three years  onenote   Dec-13-10 11:27 AM   #85 
     - What do you think the unemployment rate will be in 3 years?  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:34 AM   #91 
        - and on what do you base the claim the president had more control over this bill?  onenote   Dec-13-10 11:38 AM   #97 
           - Did you just ask me why I think the president of the united states  no limit   Dec-13-10 11:40 AM   #102 
              - I did ask you that. And you didn't answer.  onenote   Dec-13-10 12:29 PM   #133 
                 - 8%? That's what it was when Obama increase food stamps. And now he will lower them  no limit   Dec-13-10 02:08 PM   #148 
                    - the president "wrote" his own legislation regarding tax cuts because  onenote   Dec-13-10 03:10 PM   #160 
                       - Ahh, so the president has influance over legislation. That means your point before was wrong  no limit   Dec-13-10 03:14 PM   #163 
  - Great post.  Scurrilous   Dec-13-10 11:54 AM   #115 
  - It's for the WORKERS! There seem to be some very good reason that SEIU supported ...  Traveling_Home   Dec-13-10 11:06 AM   #69 
  - So it's one group being played against another.  Occulus   Dec-13-10 11:16 AM   #75 
  - Another chip off of Obama's vote in 2012...  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Dec-13-10 11:27 AM   #84 
  - states will be cutting programs too....stand by people....austerity  Gin   Dec-13-10 11:30 AM   #88 
  - If we Poor keep getting shit on at this rate we'll get that revolution we want  NightWatcher   Dec-13-10 11:36 AM   #94 
     - Exactly right, but saying this will get you either ignored, or vilified for being "violent".  bobbolink   Dec-14-10 09:25 AM   #248 
  - and every other Democrat as well?  onenote   Dec-13-10 11:36 AM   #92 
     - Truth be known... I'm sick and tired of ALL Bluedogs.  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Dec-13-10 12:45 PM   #137 
  - President Obama has added OVER 30 BILLION to the food stamp program since he has been in office...  phleshdef   Dec-13-10 11:36 AM   #93 
  - actually, people are complaining that he's going to spend more to feed poor people  onenote   Dec-13-10 11:40 AM   #100 
  - Well raising taxes on the working poor should offset that little gem of an argument.  ipaint   Dec-13-10 11:44 AM   #105 
  - that is how empires are built and maintained until...  madrchsod   Dec-13-10 12:54 PM   #142 
  - Yup, they don't read much behind a snippet or headline.  Historic NY   Dec-13-10 12:04 PM   #118 
  - And it is still nowhere near enough.  ipaint   Dec-13-10 11:41 AM   #104 
     - I don't know if we need more funding or not. Regardless, he nearly doubled the size of the program.  phleshdef   Dec-13-10 11:51 AM   #110 
  - The shit keeps piling up....  blindpig   Dec-13-10 11:47 AM   #106 
  - This admin nearly doubled the funding for food stamps & thats something Bush wouldn't dare do.  phleshdef   Dec-13-10 11:53 AM   #112 
  - Is that the food stamps program Obama increased from $37B to $68B over the last 2 years?...nt  SidDithers   Dec-13-10 11:50 AM   #107 
  - Thank you, Sid. Unfortunately, many will not take this into  NYCGirl   Dec-13-10 11:54 AM   #113 
  - Just as many won't take in to consideration the fact that food stamps were cut just a few months ago  no limit   Dec-13-10 03:48 PM   #166 
  - Heh.  Scurrilous   Dec-13-10 11:56 AM   #117 
  - Yeah, the same one that was already cut by 11 billion just a few months ago  no limit   Dec-13-10 03:15 PM   #164 
     - Link?  HuckleB   Dec-13-10 06:00 PM   #172 
  - Democrats control congress. How did it pass?  Renew Deal   Dec-13-10 11:53 AM   #111 
  - It passed because there is nothing wrong with it.  phleshdef   Dec-13-10 11:54 AM   #114 
  - Because folks like Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi are really DINOs  onenote   Dec-13-10 12:18 PM   #130 
  - You're asking me how a democratic congress passed shitty legislation?  no limit   Dec-13-10 02:12 PM   #150 
  - Feeding Opportunity.............  Historic NY   Dec-13-10 12:08 PM   #121 
  - Seriously... it's turning into a "black comedy"  GSLevel9   Dec-13-10 12:11 PM   #124 
  - Being one of those who  Newest Reality   Dec-13-10 12:15 PM   #127 
  - We would have plenty of money for food and other luxuries if we stopped killing people.  LucySky   Dec-13-10 12:18 PM   #131 
  - I feel so hopeful! n/t  QC   Dec-13-10 12:36 PM   #135 
  - stealing pennies from a dead man`s eyes......  madrchsod   Dec-13-10 12:50 PM   #140 
  - Administration raised Food Stamp program from $37B to $68B  NYCGirl   Dec-13-10 12:56 PM   #143 
     - And now they lowered it. What is your point?  no limit   Dec-13-10 02:10 PM   #149 
        - They lowered it by a teeny tiny percentage of what they raised it  NYCGirl   Dec-13-10 02:17 PM   #151 
           - I don't think you are quite aware of what the term hyperbole means  no limit   Dec-13-10 02:55 PM   #157 
           - Oh, you're just full of hyperbole.  Bluebear   Dec-13-10 03:07 PM   #159 
           - "stealing pennies from a dead man's eyes" is a bit hyperbolic,  NYCGirl   Dec-13-10 04:58 PM   #169 
              - 2.2 billiion is a lot of FUCKING MEALS???  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 11:07 PM   #190 
                 - No one is taking anything from anyone.  phleshdef   Dec-14-10 09:32 AM   #250 
                    - Let me help you with the math.  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 03:48 PM   #286 
           - Not teeny tiny.  progressoid   Dec-13-10 03:13 PM   #162 
           - Thank you. Teensy tiny is in the eyes of the hungry. nt  Bluebear   Dec-14-10 06:25 AM   #231 
           - How many children would $2.2 billion feed?  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 03:41 PM   #285 
  - Ya know, I considered sarcasm, but this would challenge even Swift.  WinkyDink   Dec-13-10 02:21 PM   #152 
  - Maybe he plans to subsidize the cut with some take home shit sandwiches.  russspeakeasy   Dec-13-10 10:47 PM   #179 
  - *headdesk*  sakabatou   Dec-13-10 10:34 PM   #175 
  - You gotta be shittin me....  russspeakeasy   Dec-13-10 10:38 PM   #177 
  - Another Obama FAIL.  Odin2005   Dec-13-10 10:55 PM   #184 
  - wow. That's bad. People are hurting and kids need food. Scary.  tigereye   Dec-13-10 11:23 PM   #194 
  - So good nutrition is the goal - let them eat cheap junk at home is  jwirr   Dec-13-10 11:27 PM   #195 
  - shit. nt  DesertFlower   Dec-13-10 11:59 PM   #198 
  - .  movingviolation   Dec-14-10 12:07 AM   #200 
  - K&R  DeSwiss   Dec-14-10 12:14 AM   #201 
  - how to really fund this madness  wilbureduke   Dec-14-10 12:44 AM   #212 
  - It is quite plain he cares NOTHING for those mired  Cherchez la Femme   Dec-14-10 03:03 AM   #224 
  - It's only $2.2 billion  DontTreadOnMe   Dec-14-10 04:51 AM   #227 
  - I guess he sees it like the GOP...  Hubert Flottz   Dec-14-10 05:41 AM   #228 
  - but he did it with a smile!  grahamhgreen   Dec-14-10 06:32 AM   #232 
  - Laughing til I cry  PhillySane   Dec-14-10 08:05 AM   #236 
  - I"m guessing only a few of you read the article  LynneSin   Dec-14-10 08:22 AM   #237 
  - Yes but...  PhillySane   Dec-14-10 08:35 AM   #238 
  - Childhood obsesity is problematic with children from low-income families  LynneSin   Dec-14-10 08:46 AM   #240 
     - I don't argue that point but..  PhillySane   Dec-14-10 08:54 AM   #241 
        - Nutrition programs benefit everyone  LynneSin   Dec-14-10 09:06 AM   #243 
        - I know people who use food stamps  PhillySane   Dec-14-10 09:44 AM   #254 
        - I know people who have used food stamps for all sorts of reasons  LynneSin   Dec-14-10 10:36 AM   #262 
           - Yeah. those nasty old poor people.  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 03:52 PM   #287 
        - Facts tell a different story.  ipaint   Dec-14-10 10:38 AM   #263 
        - More right wing myth busting.  ipaint   Dec-14-10 10:46 AM   #264 
        - That's truly it and I'm amazed that so many do not see it.  unapatriciated   Dec-14-10 09:31 AM   #249 
  - I read the article. These are better meals, not more meals.  EFerrari   Dec-15-10 12:00 AM   #275 
  - Shameful. I hope his mother & grandmother's ghosts haunt the hell out of him.  Myrina   Dec-14-10 09:06 AM   #242 
  - Let them eat each other.  irislake   Dec-14-10 09:07 AM   #244 
  - God, help us all if he ever cut 2.2 billion from the defense budget. nt  Javaman   Dec-14-10 09:09 AM   #245 
  - Don't be ridiculous.  Guy Whitey Corngood   Dec-14-10 10:07 AM   #257 
  - It's costing us $2 BILLION a week for Afghanistan .... $325 million a day -- !!!  defendandprotect   Dec-17-10 01:53 AM   #292 
  - Must. Give. Wealthy.All.Money. Must. Let.Rabble.Die. Must.Obey.Bilderberg. nt  valerief   Dec-14-10 10:28 AM   #260 
  - "eat the poor"...new philosophy.  BrklynLiberal   Dec-14-10 10:31 AM   #261 
  - Can anyone provide a cite to how the 2.2 billion figure was calculated?  onenote   Dec-15-10 08:35 AM   #282 
  - See comment #98 n/t  Tx4obama   Dec-15-10 03:31 PM   #284 
  - See all the posts that point out what a crock #98 is for an excuse.  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 03:53 PM   #288 
  - I read a post earlier today by louslobbs from California  KimFongToy   Dec-16-10 06:25 PM   #290 
  - Obama reveals himself ... not only a man who takes a good pic and speaks English well...!!! Yikes!  defendandprotect   Dec-17-10 01:50 AM   #291 
  - $2.2 billion is about 10 days of the Afghanistan war  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-17-10 02:49 PM   #295 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-10 02:56 PM   #296 
 

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