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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:06 AM
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Who applauds rethugs for voting against food stamps?
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 12:13 AM by babylonsister
Just ugh. This appears to be the only way Dems could get this current bill passed, but Dems on DU like to point out that Dems in general are against food stamps. OY!
And give me a fucking break. If you think Democrats are this bad, you should vote with the rethugs. :grr: And the cowards who unrec this, state why. Ha! Sure. Fucking cowards.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20013164-503544....

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Democrats convinced two Republicans in the Senate to support the measure in part by ensuring it would not add to the deficit. That was in part accomplished by cutting food stamp payments beginning in 2014 by $12 billion. The cut would bring funding for the food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, back to pre-stimulus levels ahead of schedule.

Liberal Democrats say they are committed to restoring the funding, the Hill reports.


"This is a bitter pill to swallow," Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) reportedly said in a statement, noting a spike in participation in the last year. She added, however, that states "desperately need" the $26 billion aid package to save jobs and avoid cuts to essential services.

"As you can imagine, for me personally, it's like 'Sophie's Choice,' " she added.

DeLauro said she would "absolutely" fight to restore the funds, according to the Hill. A spokesperson for Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) also reportedly said the congressman is "considering legislation to restore the cuts while finding another offset."
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Axle_techie Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:20 AM
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1. The if you are not with us
you are a republican is SO overplayed. I think this is simply an inflammatory post meant to start an argument, not initiate a conversation.

I do think that there are many Dems who did not mind cutting food stamps to get this bill passed. Why? Because they are career politicians who work for corporations, not their constituents. How about the liberally controlled congress vote to cut back on military spending instead?

Bah, unrecced
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:20 AM
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2. Flamebait. Unrec.
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:26 AM
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6. How is this flaimbait
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 12:27 AM by npk
The OP explained why they were posting this and challenged those that have a problem with this bill cutting food stamp aid to explain why. Hardly a hit and run post.
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Axle_techie Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:33 AM
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7. This could be considered inflammatory:
"And give me a fucking break. If you think Democrats are this bad, you should vote with the rethugs. :grr: And the cowards who unrec this, state why. Ha! Sure. Fucking cowards."
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:37 AM
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9. It's fiery rhetoric certainly
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 12:49 AM by npk
But I didn't see it as calling any particular group or poster out.

Edit: typing on iPhone. Hard to spell.
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:22 AM
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3. Obama could've taken money from his education privatization plans
but he threatened to veto that legislation.
now money's coming from food stamps...
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:25 AM
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4. 2014 ? Everyone complaining when this doesn't even start
until 2014? A lot can change by then...
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:25 AM
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5. Republican congressmen's salaries are more than $12 million
The GOP could donate the millions of dollars to providing food stamps!

GOP Senate $174,000 per year x 41 members = $7 million
GOP House members $174,000 x 178 = $31 million

approx $38 million cost to taxpayers yet they say they have to cut food stamps!
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:39 AM
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10. Nice point!
And we know which, food stamps or GOP, does more for this nation. :dem:
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:34 AM
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8. KnR.
Duck! :hide:
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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:08 AM
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11. We're locking this

Extreme group insult aimed at all or some DU members.
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