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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 09:24 AM
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46. The way I read it
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  -Obama to cut services to poor urban Americans, budget director notes lonestarnot  Feb-06-11 09:21 PM   #0 
  - needs to keep his wars on  Skittles   Feb-06-11 09:22 PM   #1 
  - So what exactly is the money used for like meals on wheels? Cab vouchers?  lonestarnot   Feb-06-11 09:26 PM   #2 
  - "They Have Nowhere Else To Go "  kenny blankenship   Feb-06-11 09:29 PM   #3 
  - Great campaign slogan for 2012!  grahamhgreen   Feb-07-11 12:48 AM   #28 
  - In the words of my nine-year-old niece,  woo me with science   Feb-06-11 09:32 PM   #4 
  - She gets it.  wellstone dem   Feb-06-11 09:53 PM   #13 
  - Tell her the obvious... that we will die.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 08:58 AM   #39 
  - She sounds like a great liberal.  Xenotime   Feb-07-11 02:46 PM   #87 
  - What wonderful change!  Odin2005   Feb-06-11 09:33 PM   #5 
  - But, he did stand up to the republicans on the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans...  Horse with no Name   Feb-06-11 09:33 PM   #6 
  - Yes, he did. He said they're not going to be permanent.  Jackpine Radical   Feb-06-11 09:41 PM   #7 
     - Just like the other ones from before.  kenny blankenship   Feb-06-11 09:43 PM   #9 
     - And many jobless will not be permanent too.  Amonester   Feb-07-11 12:33 AM   #25 
     - "They're gonna expire". You misunderstood. He was talking about us poor folk.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 09:27 AM   #47 
  - It's not like there anything else that can be cut.  Autumn   Feb-06-11 09:42 PM   #8 
  - Yes, you did.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 09:29 AM   #48 
     - Yes you can bobbolink.  Autumn   Feb-07-11 11:06 AM   #57 
     - Thank you so much! Your words mean a lot.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 11:47 AM   #61 
     - Yup, but there are a lot of us :p  Hydra   Feb-07-11 04:12 PM   #104 
     - Lack of record was what made me support him only when he won  WCGreen   Feb-07-11 05:25 PM   #107 
     - Can I just say, if that other ticket had won, you may already be dead.  lonestarnot   Feb-07-11 08:15 PM   #108 
        - EVen W didn't make cuts like this, the foodstamp cuts, the cuts of disability!  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 08:23 PM   #110 
        - And you think his shit didn't lead us to the point we are now. Cuts have not been made yet.  lonestarnot   Feb-07-11 08:37 PM   #112 
           - Oh for gawd's sake... the lack of any compassion here is sooo telling.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 08:41 PM   #113 
              - Take a fucking chill pill. You have no idea of my situation and I do not intend to discuss it here.  lonestarnot   Feb-07-11 09:05 PM   #118 
                 - Right back atcha. Learn some HUMAN compassion.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 09:59 PM   #120 
                    - hmmmf WTF are you about anyway?  lonestarnot   Feb-07-11 10:17 PM   #122 
        - Can I just ask, since our ticket won,  Autumn   Feb-08-11 07:53 AM   #128 
     - Act of defiance  roxiejules   Feb-07-11 09:02 PM   #116 
  - This is BS. We should be cutting foreign aid way before domestic aid,  browntyphoon   Feb-06-11 09:48 PM   #10 
  - Whaaat? Foreign aid is 1% of our budget. nt  Bigmack   Feb-06-11 10:28 PM   #19 
     - You think a few billion won't do wonders here?  browntyphoon   Feb-06-11 10:50 PM   #23 
        - Hell yes. There are any number of investment bankers that could use a few bil more.  Jackpine Radical   Feb-07-11 08:25 AM   #35 
  - Change indeed n/t  Catherina   Feb-06-11 09:50 PM   #11 
  - ACK.  Toon Me Out   Feb-06-11 09:53 PM   #12 
     - A lifetime ago I was a manager of a pizza place. I had a driver that resembled 'Bill The Cat'.  Edweird   Feb-06-11 10:46 PM   #21 
     - A friend of mine has Bill the Cat tattooed on his arm.  Fuddnik   Feb-07-11 09:47 AM   #52 
     - Bill the Cat already got his. What does he care? He played electric tongue for Deathtongue  amandabeech   Feb-06-11 10:46 PM   #22 
     - Double ack!  Fuddnik   Feb-07-11 09:46 AM   #51 
  - a fucking republican could not get away with some of this shit.  inna   Feb-06-11 09:54 PM   #14 
  - Exactly. It takes a Dem to sentence poor people to death.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 09:38 AM   #50 
  - +1  grahamhgreen   Feb-07-11 09:49 AM   #53 
  - Which is why they allowed a "Democrat" to win.  FiveGoodMen   Feb-07-11 01:27 PM   #69 
  - So thats what happens when you elect a community organizer - he changes  undeterred   Feb-06-11 09:54 PM   #15 
  - ...  CrispyQ   Feb-07-11 09:35 AM   #49 
  - More Churches preaching while they are feeding....  glinda   Feb-06-11 09:59 PM   #16 
  - End the wars. Cut defense bloat. NOW!  Lifelong Protester   Feb-06-11 10:00 PM   #17 
  - And who is going to then make sure those funds go to poverty?  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 10:21 AM   #56 
     - bobbolink, you cannot speak for all DUers like that. I do not agree.  lonestarnot   Feb-07-11 08:18 PM   #109 
     - are you arguing with me now? I thought we were on the same  Lifelong Protester   Feb-07-11 08:54 PM   #114 
  - Here is the relevant text from  ProSense   Feb-06-11 10:20 PM   #18 
  - I've read it over carefully twice and he is saying outright that the poor with have to share  CTyankee   Feb-07-11 08:38 AM   #36 
  - I like how the middle class/working poor/poor have to share in the 'sacrifices'  SammyWinstonJack   Feb-07-11 09:08 AM   #41 
  - Iposted earlier about how Joe Scarborough was yelling that he didn't  CTyankee   Feb-07-11 09:18 AM   #44 
  - Some of us have nothing left to sacrifice except our lives.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 11:48 AM   #62 
  - they have Republican politicians to protect them from sacrifices  hfojvt   Feb-07-11 12:11 PM   #67 
  - That's exactly it  katnapped   Feb-07-11 09:23 AM   #45 
  - The way I read it  ProSense   Feb-07-11 09:24 AM   #46 
  - Well, then he should have said what you just posted.  CTyankee   Feb-07-11 10:11 AM   #55 
  - Reagan Era? We never left it.  kenny blankenship   Feb-07-11 11:39 AM   #59 
  - "Poor" EQUALS "sacrifices", FGS, Obama! Cold-hearted bureaucrat.  WinkyDink   Feb-07-11 11:50 AM   #63 
  - "the sacrifices needed"  hfojvt   Feb-07-11 12:04 PM   #66 
  - yes, taking money from the poorest will NEVER balance the budget  StarsInHerHair   Feb-07-11 10:39 PM   #123 
  - Prosense!  woo me with science   Feb-07-11 01:43 PM   #72 
  - What context is missing?  Telly Savalas   Feb-07-11 10:08 PM   #121 
  - The saddest thing is that $350 million - as compared to the entire budget -  sad sally   Feb-06-11 10:42 PM   #20 
  - great post thanks!  democracy1st   Feb-07-11 12:40 AM   #26 
  - Great post  Autumn   Feb-07-11 11:10 AM   #58 
  - kick  Bluebear   Feb-07-11 12:23 AM   #24 
  - Damn him  burrowowl   Feb-07-11 12:42 AM   #27 
  - DINO!  SammyWinstonJack   Feb-07-11 08:51 AM   #37 
  - K&R to the top. Put down the unrec button! Slowly! On the ground.  grahamhgreen   Feb-07-11 12:50 AM   #29 
  - "Change" it can either be change for the good but unfortunately it  Raine   Feb-07-11 01:56 AM   #30 
  - That'll buy how many torpedos and fighter jets?  Lorien   Feb-07-11 01:56 AM   #31 
  - Well put  upi402   Feb-07-11 02:15 AM   #32 
  - Yep, that would have been my first thought.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-07-11 09:13 AM   #42 
  - This is quite likely the money for homeless shelters.  JDPriestly   Feb-07-11 02:36 AM   #33 
  - kick  lonestarnot   Feb-07-11 08:11 AM   #34 
  - During the campaign the few of us who dared mention POVERTY were strongly  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 08:58 AM   #38 
  - Yet...his community organizing stint was suspect from the start  Horse with no Name   Feb-07-11 10:05 AM   #54 
  - there is a group called UK Uncut, they're using twitter and other social  StarsInHerHair   Feb-07-11 10:44 PM   #124 
  - This is just like  Urban Prairie   Feb-07-11 09:03 AM   #40 
  - Dammit! I started the day in a pissy mood.  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-07-11 09:14 AM   #43 
  - But he will increase the warfare state, no problem.  krabigirl   Feb-07-11 11:42 AM   #60 
  - Is this more of the change we can believe in?  quinnox   Feb-07-11 11:52 AM   #64 
  - It is the beginning unless all of you put an end to it.,  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 01:38 PM   #70 
  - We need to take a hint from the people in Cairo  Oak2004   Feb-07-11 11:55 AM   #65 
  - Dammit, I am SO FED UP with people only wanting POOR FOLK to take action!  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 01:40 PM   #71 
  - I don't think it is us who should shoulder the work alone  Oak2004   Feb-07-11 04:22 PM   #105 
     - EXACTLY! They will protest for Iraqis but not for US.  bobbolink   Feb-08-11 11:26 AM   #129 
  - And how can we afford to 'walk like Egyptians' to DC? Everyone I know  Mnemosyne   Feb-07-11 09:01 PM   #115 
     - That's where we need to either enlist help from others or opt for our own city hall or state capitol  Oak2004   Feb-07-11 10:46 PM   #125 
        - I guess being in BFE, has frustrated me. I cannot even afford  Mnemosyne   Feb-08-11 07:43 AM   #127 
  - urban poor? fucking flat wrong. Most rural communities are at least  cali   Feb-07-11 12:20 PM   #68 
  - Obama: the greatest Republican president since Clinton.  Lucian   Feb-07-11 01:43 PM   #73 
  - Disappointing? For poor people he has been a fuckjing disaster!  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 01:56 PM   #74 
     - I was trying to be nice.  Lucian   Feb-07-11 02:27 PM   #80 
        - I understand. However, when people are facing dire suffering and death, being  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 02:31 PM   #81 
           - First of all, the people here need to overcome their apathy.  Lucian   Feb-07-11 02:33 PM   #83 
              - THANK YOU! Now, how to get that to happen?  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 02:38 PM   #84 
                 - I don't do twitter.  Lucian   Feb-07-11 03:11 PM   #96 
                    - Asking because there are some good ideas for online activism.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 03:14 PM   #98 
                       - If a revolution is around the corner, I'll join.  Lucian   Feb-07-11 03:17 PM   #100 
                          - Sorry. I didn't mean to push your buttons. Some of us are in dire circumstances, but nevermind.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 03:20 PM   #101 
                             - No I understand.  Lucian   Feb-07-11 03:29 PM   #102 
                                - I'm not going to argue that. I'm saying that there are other ways to use it...ways that could help  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 03:32 PM   #103 
  - We don't need to cut anything. We need to spend, We have a jobs crisis.  jtown1123   Feb-07-11 02:08 PM   #75 
  - Exactly! Example: for every Federal dollar spent on food stamps $1.84 returned to the local economy  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 02:17 PM   #77 
  - And that hatred results in the middle class being turned against the working class and  CTyankee   Feb-07-11 02:47 PM   #88 
  - That's for damn sure! When is the MIC going to "sacrifice"?  Raksha   Feb-07-11 03:01 PM   #94 
  - I'll give this story a few more days to find out  Whisp   Feb-07-11 02:16 PM   #76 
  - Thank you for your concern. Maybe you will organize memorials for those who DIE because of these  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 02:19 PM   #78 
  - like I said,  Whisp   Feb-07-11 02:25 PM   #79 
     - Yeah, we got what you said. Ignoring the disaster is disgusting... ignoring the results  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 02:32 PM   #82 
        - ...  Whisp   Feb-07-11 02:51 PM   #91 
           - The best thing you've said all day. Thank you.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 03:13 PM   #97 
              - such a clever one!  Whisp   Feb-07-11 05:07 PM   #106 
  - This was an op-ed by the director of the OMB  Telly Savalas   Feb-08-11 10:00 PM   #130 
  - Must be the new LET THEM EAT RATS PROGRAM.  dkofos   Feb-07-11 02:40 PM   #85 
  - I'm hoping this is a trial balloon. Please call the WH and insist that block grants be retained.  riderinthestorm   Feb-07-11 02:45 PM   #86 
  - Sadly, no. These aren't the first cuts made. Yet, there is no interest in fighting it.  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 02:49 PM   #90 
     - This is an opinion piece in the NYTimes Bobbolink! This is one route to float this kind of BS.  riderinthestorm   Feb-07-11 02:53 PM   #92 
        - You're entitled to your opinon. However, telling a homeless person not to give up hope  bobbolink   Feb-07-11 03:15 PM   #99 
  - Pressure from the rethuglicans.  Xenotime   Feb-07-11 02:48 PM   #89 
  - what will it take?  ReggieVeggie   Feb-07-11 02:58 PM   #93 
  - They should cut the war budget (aka "defense") budget by at least 50%  Raksha   Feb-07-11 03:05 PM   #95 
  - people in the street  Oak2004   Feb-07-11 08:26 PM   #111 
  - ' opinion article '  spanone   Feb-07-11 09:04 PM   #117 
  - Does not matter. Many here don't like President Obama.  bluestate10   Feb-07-11 09:19 PM   #119 
  - Total betrayal of Ted Kennedy.  NCarolinawoman   Feb-07-11 11:15 PM   #126 
 

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