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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:01 AM

Americans are hungry, starving and homeless, so one cuts food stamps and social spending?

A Surreal Descent Into Poverty and Desperation
by paradox

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............they’re cutting food stamps as we speak and want to cut Social Security! Democrats own the
White House and Senate, but we didn’t learn any economics in 70 years of alleged intellectual development, it’s 2013 and we’ve frantically breathed life into the zombie of Herbert Hoover, he rules Washington DC again!

How on earth did we ever allow ourselves to get into such a twisted, ass-backwards political mental state? This isn’t perception of policy or ideology, Americans are hungry, starving and homeless, so one cuts food stamps and social spending? Proposes cuts to Social Security?

An absurdly conservative corporate DC media bubble, overwhelming special interest money, gerrymandering, voter suppression, whatever, somehow our politicians got so cut off from reality in some surreal fantasy of what are people are going through they’re doing precisely the wrong thing in policy and morality, oh my god. Hello? We shouldn’t be cutting Social Security, we should be significantly increasing it.

In a shocking development it turns out 401k’s are a joke from a macro policy perspective, a huge wave of elderly poverty is soon to engulf the country and all of us. Not only is the idea of cutting Social Security surreal in its blindness to current reality, it’s laughably absurd in the face of what the United States will soon need for its people.

The next President must fix the labor market and must address climate change, yet hugely increased Social Security benefits must immediately be implemented too. Somehow we must find a liberal candidate and President in 2016 to put the little people always first or the country as we know it will simply vanish, a hollow shell of a once proud county horribly degraded in human poverty, hunger, desperation and furtive human agony.

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Reply Americans are hungry, starving and homeless, so one cuts food stamps and social spending? (Original post)
kpete Oct 2013 OP
winter is coming Oct 2013 #1
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #2
L0oniX Oct 2013 #3
Enthusiast Oct 2013 #8
Skidmore Oct 2013 #4
woo me with science Oct 2013 #5
Brigid Oct 2013 #6
closeupready Oct 2013 #7
joanbarnes Oct 2013 #9
Enthusiast Oct 2013 #10
Enthusiast Oct 2013 #11
Ed Suspicious Oct 2013 #12
daleanime Oct 2013 #13
prairierose Oct 2013 #15
MisterP Oct 2013 #16
blue-wave Oct 2013 #14
Initech Oct 2013 #17
IronLionZion Oct 2013 #18

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:09 AM

1. "The next President must fix..."

We won't have a "next President" for more than three years. What are people supposed to do, while waiting for this "next President"? Have we given up on this one? What if the next one's not interested in fixing the problem?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:10 AM

2. it's not only absolute bullshit, but totally evil

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:14 AM

3. I see the military as the enemy. It's them or us.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:47 AM

8. It's Republican obstructionism don'tcha know?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:15 AM

4. Ah. We don't need to expect Congress to do its job.

Just the President because we expect him to be dictatorial so we can scream about any action the executive takes when forced to step into the breach created by a corrupt and inept legislature.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:33 AM

5. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:03 AM

6. "Next President?"

What we need is a president and a Congress determined to work together to get this economy working again before the torches and pitchforks come out. Of course, that means we need a Congress that isn't full of obstructionist idiots.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:13 AM

7. They need to bring back Eisenhower tax rates.

 

And lift the income cap on SS taxes entirely.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:47 AM

9. I also fight on a personal level, trying to save for old age, and they plot to steal from me..

at every turn.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:50 AM

10. "The next President must fix the labor market"

Next president? There won't be any labor market after this President pushes through the TPP.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:51 AM

11. We cannot afford to feed people!

We must save for Waaaar!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 11:16 AM

12. What I don't understand is this... What exactly do the corporatists and blue dogs and chamber of

commerce loving pukes stand to gain by reducing/eliminating entitlements? I seems logical to me that redistribution to people who will pump that money directly back into the economy where these business owners might stand to make a few extra sales and profits would be a welcome thing. As a business owner myself, I would love it, absolutely love it if somebody gave my potential customers an extra $20.00 to spend at my business. Talk about a win for the customer and a win for me! Is it that the people who float these shit ideas are so far removed from retail spending or production of anything useful that a stimulated economy does nothing for them?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 11:27 AM

13. +1

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 12:11 PM

15. Ed, I am right there with you....

I have never understood the rationalization of destroying the public's buying ability with low wages and low hours. Do they not realize that translates to lower sales for them and other businesses?

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:36 PM

16. they're hoping that rock-bottom labor generates more profits than strangling mass spending

it's the same reason they've been pushing the idea that condoms are some Rockefeller plot to stop a country from becoming great

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 11:53 AM

14. Doing this is

so batshit crazy and backwards, as so much out of DC for decades, that there has to be an agenda. But what is it? Any politician who votes to cut more humanitarian aid to their own people, the American people, is a cold, calculating, callous, bought and paid for parasite. I guess they want more of......

THIS: http://nypost.com/2013/10/27/subways-overrun-with-homeless-as-panhandling-busts-down/

AND THIS (1.2 million!!!!): http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/24/pf/homeless-students/index.html

AND THIS: http://www.gallup.com/poll/164363/americans-struggle-afford-food.aspx?utm_source=add_this&utm_medium=addthis.com&utm_campaign=sharing#.UjGrlgn-GGQ.twitter

But don't worry, people can always go work for WalMart!!


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:23 PM

17. Here's an idea - let's cut corporate welfare!

Seriously - the richest individuals and corporations hoard trillions. They pay no taxes and don't get punished. It's time to stop the madness!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:27 PM

18. They also want to cut wages, taxes, worker safety, regulations, fair trade,

Some assholes need others to be worse off so they can feel better about themselves.


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