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Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:28 PM

Newly Elected Republican Senators Sign Pledge to Eliminate Food Stamp Program in 2015

http://dailyleak.org/2014/12/newly-elected-republican-senators-agree-to-eliminate-food-stamp-program/

Newly Elected Republican Senators Sign Pledge to Eliminate Food Stamp Program in 2015


One hundred percent of newly elected Republican Senators have agreed to vote to eliminate the food stamps program including;

Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).


“Small businesses and the American people cannot afford President Obama’s countless new regulations and tax increases. There is a right way and a wrong to improve our country’s welfare system, and the President’s policies just aren’t working. We need to put poor people first and lower costs,” Senator Gardner said in a statement.

Senator Perdue stated on his campaign website that he was one of the millions of Americans who would support free market solutions to feeding the nation.

“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is an overreaching federal program that has actually worsened the nutritional standards in this nation and increased costs. I am one of the millions of Americans who wish this program would end. To make matters worse, SNAP benefits are discouraging full-time job creation. We need to repeal the SNAP program and replace it with more affordable free market solutions,” Perdue said on his campaign page.

The Senators signed a pledge to approve any legislation in 2015 that would completely defund the $78 billion program.

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Reply Newly Elected Republican Senators Sign Pledge to Eliminate Food Stamp Program in 2015 (Original post)
babylonsister Dec 2014 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2014 #1
cantbeserious Dec 2014 #27
yeoman6987 Dec 2014 #2
octoberlib Dec 2014 #14
spanone Dec 2014 #3
pinboy3niner Dec 2014 #4
former9thward Dec 2014 #12
pinboy3niner Dec 2014 #17
yeoman6987 Dec 2014 #24
riversedge Dec 2014 #21
riversedge Dec 2014 #22
Major Hogwash Dec 2014 #30
easychoice Dec 2014 #5
hifiguy Dec 2014 #6
former9thward Dec 2014 #9
IADEMO2004 Dec 2014 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2014 #10
Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #13
former9thward Dec 2014 #20
Cha Dec 2014 #8
B Calm Dec 2014 #11
Vinca Dec 2014 #15
BootinUp Dec 2014 #16
missingthebigdog Dec 2014 #18
countryjake Dec 2014 #19
riversedge Dec 2014 #23
gerogie2 Dec 2014 #25
RKP5637 Dec 2014 #26
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #28
Jim Lane Dec 2014 #29
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #31

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:30 PM

1. They won't be happy until the streets are full of starving, homeless beggars.

Calcutta, only colder and with fewer cows.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 10:14 PM

27. Yes - Makes Exploitation, Deprivation And Culling All The Easier

eom

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:30 PM

2. Talk about a bumpy 2-year ride ahead of us

 

A private company is going to run the food stamp program. Yieks! Can just imagine what it will look like.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:45 PM

14. It'll cost taxpayers 10 times as much.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:32 PM

3. no compassion for those with less. what a heartless, shithead party they are.

i have nothing but contempt for them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:36 PM

4. This is the caliber of legislator the Republicans are electing these days

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:44 PM

12. It is a satire.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:49 PM

17. They got me. I thought I knew all the satirists and satire sites.

This is a new one on me.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 09:39 PM

24. My God! Seriously, that is how bad the GOP is

 

when a majority reads an OP and fully believes every word only to find out it is satire.

That is a blemish on the GOP and not one DUer in my humble opinion.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:56 PM

21. It is beyond sickening. Very disquieting to say the least that this

vile type person will be in Congress.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:59 PM

22. ah ..

tis fake but it had me cause Republicans are vile. I was thinking of Glenn Grossman -the new teaparty repug from WI as I read this.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 03:49 AM

30. However, this doesn't really alter your opinion (much) of those Repubs even if this "news" is fake.

Because I am sure that they intend to try and turn the clock back at least 75 years once they are sworn in.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:38 PM

5. From a fake news site? Yeah,right after they paint the moon brown.

Bluff and bluster.If they succeeded they would have to go into hiding.It's rough out there and desperate people can make it a lot rougher.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:39 PM

6. They are fuckin' serious about getting the big

 

die-off of "undesirables" underway, aren't they? I suppose it's easier and cheaper than death camps, and they can always blame the poor for letting themselves starve to death

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:42 PM

9. Its a satire website.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:40 PM

7. Daily Leak = The Onion

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:43 PM

10. Well, they got me. But this is too believable to be successful satire.

I totally believe they'd do something like that.

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Response to IADEMO2004 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:45 PM

13. How the hell can you tell?

If it's satire, it sucked me in completely. I saw nothing that would stretch my credulity.

Poe's Law? Really?

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:56 PM

20. See post #18

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:41 PM

8. Yeah, I can see why they said they saw "no reason to vote"..

<sarcasm>

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:43 PM

11. Why not a pledge to eliminate corporate welfare?

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:46 PM

15. So abortion rights - "no." Starving little kids - "yes."

And I bet they're in the front pew on Sunday.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:48 PM

16. Good riddance Mary Landrieu!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:50 PM

18. Same site says Obama adopted a koala and named it Ferguson

Can we verify this anywhere real???

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 08:55 PM

19. Too close to the truth to be humorous.

Seeing as how that's practically the slate Gardner ran on to defeat Senator Mark Udall, along with his wretched stance on abortion and "personhood", I shudder to think of the day that our "moderate" government allows this to happen.

Not enough votes, they'll claim.

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Response to countryjake (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 09:00 PM

23. yes, too close to the truth

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 09:54 PM

25. The people that have their food stamps stopped will...

 

have nothing to lose by revolting against these insane asshats that have been elected by stupid, ignorant and selfish voters.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 10:10 PM

26. Sociopaths continue to fill the ranks of congress! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Dec 11, 2014, 10:42 PM

28. Got me even after knowing it's satire I have a hard time believing it isn't true

These people work tirelessly to cut food stamps who is to say they won't try to gut the program?

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 03:29 AM

29. I'm in the same boat as you.

 

I'll admit the satirist got me.

The tipoff should have been that, even though the Republicans might actually try this, they wouldn't be so honest about it. They would couch their repeal plan as a reform or improvement.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 12, 2014, 04:08 AM

31. Well in defense of Republicans

if they were honest they would never get elected.

See what happened to Romney when the truth came out with the 47% video. I noticed he never really defended what he said, which is actually a good move when there is no defense. But, he said something about "hey, I thought it was a private meeting" or words to that effect.

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