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Sat Sep 21, 2013, 08:55 PM

Republican Congressman Tells Hungry Kids, 'If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.'


Republican Congressman Tells Hungry Kids, ‘If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.’

North Dakota congressman, Rep. Kevin Cramer took to Facebook to defend his vote to kick veterans, the elderly and children off of food assistance. His response was shocking. He replied by quoting the Bible,’If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.’

Here is a constituent’s post on Rep. Cramer’s Facebook wall followed by the Republican congressman’s reply:

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Full post here: http://www.politicususa.com/2013/09/21/republican-congressman-tells-hungry-kids-work-eat.html


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Reply Republican Congressman Tells Hungry Kids, 'If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.' (Original post)
Tx4obama Sep 2013 OP
Rosa Luxemburg Sep 2013 #1
longship Sep 2013 #2
uriel1972 Sep 2013 #3
Igel Sep 2013 #4
Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2013 #5
JustAnotherGen Sep 2013 #7
Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2013 #9
JustAnotherGen Sep 2013 #10
Liberal_Stalwart71 Sep 2013 #11
Kennah Sep 2013 #6
CBHagman Sep 2013 #8
PotatoChip Sep 2013 #12
JHB Sep 2013 #13
grilled onions Sep 2013 #14
polynomial Sep 2013 #15

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 09:17 PM

1. What an ignorant piece of poop

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 09:18 PM

2. The Bible? Perfect!

Amazing justification for doing the unconscionable. That's right. Use the Bible.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Sep 21, 2013, 09:18 PM

3. In my experience, most people are willing to work...

The question is, are there jobs paying a living wage for them?

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 10:30 AM

4. Not really the issue here.

Most people are willing to work. But part of the House nasty-budget-cut to SNAP is revoking post-2009 waivers granted that allowed able-bodied adults to receive food stamps without any need for volunteering or training. This would return things to the status quo ante, put in place by a largely (D) government. The waivers were put in place by a (D) government in response to a crisis. It behooves them to say that the crisis is permanent.

It's expected that if the waivers are rescinded--not that they will be, the budget-cut number's mostly there for stoking political outrage--a lot of able-bodied adults wouldn't volunteer or go for training. Many would start, but most would quit. That's what usually happens, so there's a track record, a sort of baseline figure.

That's the background that is usually lacking.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 10:46 AM

5. The larger issue is not the working, but the majority of people receiving food stamps are children.

 

Children should work????

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 06:59 AM

7. +1

Seems to me they want to undo Child Labor laws eh?

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:52 AM

9. Newt Gingrich at least tried to be honest about what they were doing.

 

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:13 AM

10. Dayum!

I hate when I have to give the devil his due!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:19 AM

11. Remember, he said let the po' knee-grows and brown children clean the toilets...

 

That was when he was top contender during the 2012 Rethug primaries. The racists loved him for it.

That's what Republicans are all about.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:09 AM

6. Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:27 AM

8. He got an eyeful on his Facebook page.

I don't know if they've taken any of it down, but when I went by Cramer was getting rebuked within an inch of his life.

Besides, the passage from Thessalonians is presented without context. It's one of those verses conservatives pop out while ignoring the spirit of the Gospels.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:42 PM

12. I find it ironic that Rep. Cramer, who is a non-producer (of surplus) himself,

but rather the recipient there-of, would have the nerve to insist that the more vulnerable among us (elderly, disabled, and children) take the full brunt of this economic downturn.

As opposed to (heaven forbid)... himself

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:52 PM

13. Percent of career spent in political jobs: 100%

Cramer was born in Rolette, North Dakota, the first of five children for Richard and Clarice Cramer. He was raised in Kindred, North Dakota in Cass County. He graduated from Kindred High School. He received a B.A. degrees from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1983. He later earned a Master's degree in management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota in 2003.[1]

After college, he campaigned for an unsuccessful Republican tax commissioner candidate in 1984. In 1986, he campaigned for U.S. Senator Mark Andrews’ bid for re-election. After Andrews lost to Democrat Kent Conrad, Cramer went to work for the state Republican Party.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Cramer

I'll save space and your eyeballs, but the rest of the page is a litany of political posts, appointee jobs, and "think" tanking.

Or, as Republicans would describe a Democrat with the same resume: a lifelong political hack who never held an honest job in his life.



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:32 PM

14. They Got All The Answers

Children..lazy Seniors...leeches Disabled...work for your benefits
Change your job...add another job(or two)..get more education(never mind that you can't afford a bus pass never the less money for school). Don't retire so damned early(forget the fact that many companies start pushing you out the door at age 40 or so). Women get out there and work(while in the same breath) women stay home and watch your own kids...don't have kids you can't afford(but no birth control pills for you). Not having kids? Some think that's a sin too. No matter what you do it will be wrong.
In the fifties kids were able to mow lawns and deliver papers without a problem but it did not take long before they made it so complicated for the person getting their grass sheared they gave up on having the kid next door do it. I never did understand what was the point but it ruined a lot of kids chances to getting spending money or even help a bit for the family income.
They made similar rules when an elderly woman tried to sell a few vegetables from her garden or watch one of the neighborhood kids or if a younger woman wanted to clean a house for a few bucks.
They created all this red tape and it did little good for anyone, forcing people to work under the table just to get a few dollars to get them through the month.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 05:56 AM

15. He represents empty space and worse

Being biblical is simple this man is a waste of space.

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