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Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:03 PM

Pic of The Moment: GOP Congressman Says Children, Elderly, Disabled Should Work If They Want To Eat



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

SNAP (Food Stamps): Facts, Myths and Realities

Hardly working: Congress in session 126 days in 2013


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pffshht Sep 2013 #7
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niyad Sep 2013 #73
drynberg Sep 2013 #55
hopemountain Sep 2013 #71
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calimary Sep 2013 #43
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calimary Sep 2013 #48
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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:23 PM

1. so 7% unemployment

means 7% starvation?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:53 PM

7. That IS the free-market solution to the unemployment problem...

But the 7% figure is pure book-cooking. There are a lot more unemployed people than the official "percent unemployment" figure reported.

The estimates of the "real" figure vary widely, from 11% at the lowest to over 20% at the highest.

We could have "0% unemployment" tomorrow if the government just stopped paying anybody unemployment benefits altogether. (Hard to do in today's political climate, but rest assured that ALEC is working on it...)

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Response to pffshht (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:07 PM

36. Welcome to DU!

And good contribution. The other way we'll get to 0% unemployment is if various people get starved out. They're working on that too.

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Response to pffshht (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:28 AM

73. welcome to DU

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:31 PM

55. In Real #s, it's more than 14%, and about 40-50% for African-American male youth...a whole lot of

People hungery...all they got is forks and knives...now, this could get really ugly...

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Response to drynberg (Reply #55)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:11 PM

71. so what are you saying?

and where are the links to your stats? i question why you inserted 40-50% african american male youth when the majority of persons hungry are white.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #71)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:55 AM

88. A story from June...

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/06/u-7-up-black-youth-unemployment-hits-42-percent.html

I don't think "the majority of persons hungry are white" is accurate. I think the correct statement is "the majority of food stamp recipients are white" - a very different statement.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:30 PM

2. Channeling Scrooge: "Are there no prisons?Are there no workhouses?

Yet another narcissitic, sociopathic politician.

sociopath
  Use Sociopath in a sentence
so·ci·o·path
[soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-] Show IPA
noun Psychiatry.
a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:01 PM

43. NAILS it, Divernan! Nails them all on the teabagger level.

Certainly nails it across the board on the GOP.

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Response to calimary (Reply #43)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:49 AM

81. Damn, I was thinking the same thing!

Nails, board, yeah. Exactly!

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:46 PM

57. Agree! nt

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Response to Divernan (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:48 AM

80. Hey, stop talking about my daddy!

Oh, wait, you weren't, and even if you were, my father was a sociopath so I don't actually care what you say about him.

He died penniless and no one found him (in Arizona) for 2 months. Would that justice were meted out so well in THESE situations, eh?.

Please, no condolences. I had reconciled my difficulties with him and forgiven him in therapy. I hadn't actually seen him in about 20 years when I found out. I did my best not to chuckle when I heard about it. It was, as they say, a fitting end to a waste of a life.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:41 PM

3. Most excellent, EarlG.

Let sociopaths like Kramer try living on the "generosity" of SNAP benefits. They couldn't do it for any length of time.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:45 PM

4. It has to be rather embarrassing to stand up there and say such things, when...

the House hasn't worked much at all in the last 5+ years.

If the House Republicans worked for my company, they would have been fired a long time ago. (I don't have a company, but I was fantasizing about how it would feel to kick them out for attitude, mouthiness, idleness, lying, cheating, bigotry and downright internal ugliness and nastiness.)

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:54 PM

8. Probably if they

worked for any ordinary job, they would've been fired on the 1st day.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:43 PM

25. It should be embarrassing, but some people

apparently have no shame.
They justify there actions and statements by believing they have worked hard and deserve all they have.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:50 AM

82. Sociopathy and shame or guilt do not coexist

So, no problemo for Crammer.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:46 PM

5. Thats your holy roller's gun carrying, toting bible

spewing BS for ya.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 12:53 PM

6. Really gives me a chill. Why are these people so without any

empathy for others? I will bet he considers himself a good Christian and yet he hasn't the tiniest concept of the love and acceptance of others which was the message Christ preached.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:09 PM

37. That kind of Jesus Christianity?

That's so passe. Now it's the cult of success. You stole it, you earned it, God loves you.

True Golden Calf. You can't make this stuff up.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #37)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:03 PM

44. I think it's "Supply-Side Jesus" they worship.

Not the real one. The real one drove mendacious, heartless, greedy, selfish, moneygrubbing assholes like them OUT of the Temple.

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Response to calimary (Reply #44)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 02:36 AM

78. Apparently they missed that chapter.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #37)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:06 AM

89. It's the parable of the dude that buried his money...

Jesus tells the story of the master that gave three of them a 'unit' of money.

1 invested with a tenfold return
2 invested with a fivefold return
3 buried his money

Master returns and takes the 'buried money' dude's unit and gives it to Mr. Tenfold return.

I'm pretty sure I read that in the gospel. Don't make me look it up. I may have paraphrased it just a tiny bit, but i believe that's the message. It's not really about money I'm told, but actually about doing something with Gods gifts (talents etc).

On edit: provided link.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_talents_or_minas

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Response to Blanks (Reply #89)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

99. That's a good catch

It's a very odd passage, especially this part:

24 “Then he that had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew thee, that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed.

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth. Lo, there thou hast what is thine.’

26 His lord answered and said unto him, ‘Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed.

27 Thou ought therefore to have placed my money with the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with interest.

God wants you to be a wicked looter? Gotta wonder at the disciples some days.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #99)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:44 PM

103. The interesting part to me...

is that two different disciples told the story very differently.

These two completely different passages (of the same story) is what makes it ok for conservatives to just make up shit to 'make a point'.

However, according to this kind of thinking Reagan's 'welfare queen' deserved not just the amount that she had bilked from the government, but she was deserving of the money that the wealthy have stored up in any non-interest bearing off-shore accounts.

You'd think the religious right would be behind this character that existed only in Reagan's imagination. Perhaps that's why you don't see them 'whipping out' these scriptures very often.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 08:48 PM

63. Of course he considers himself a good Christian, he was quoting a Bible verse

Attributed to Paul, 2 Thessalonians 3:10-- For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

Heartless, hateful Christians like Cramer are why I'm an atheist. The most hateful, racist things I've ever heard were spoken by "fine Christian" men and women. If there is a God, and people like Cramer are the ones going to heaven, then I'll be happier in hell with my friends.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:35 AM

74. according to ken blackwell (remember him??) cutting food stamps forces people to develop

"christian self-sufficiency" or some such codswallop.

one would think that any self-respecting deity would smite these jerks for behaving as they do in the name of that deity.

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Response to niyad (Reply #74)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:55 AM

84. You mean the fucker from Ohio?

The one who was think into election fraud in 2004?

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Response to efhmc (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:54 AM

83. Answered above by another poster

He is a sociopath. The halls of Congress are chock full of them. Not all of them, but I think if you add in lobbyists, it's certainly a majority of them.

I can pick out sociopaths within minutes of speaking with them. It comes from living with one for too damn long. Anyway, the first time I met Skinner, I remember thinking, "Wow, he lives in DC but he doesn't appear to have any personality disorders, including sociopathy". I know that I put that in quotes but it's probably a paraphrase. Thoughts usually flit rather than narrate.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:02 PM

9. Plainly, this scumbag needs to pay higher taxes!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:04 PM

10. Greedy and Self Righteous Republicans

Sitting on their High Horses, beyond approach, snubbing their noses at the common person. Asking us to please not bother their day by asking for handouts or any other disagreeable gestures. A pathetic lot who should realize that they could be knocked down from their thrones, come election day.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:12 PM

48. Welcome to DU, yuihoshida!

Glad you're here! You've sure nailed that one! I was just watching Claire McCaskill calling what the republi-CONS are doing "throwing a tantrum." YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! Call it like it is, Democrats! These are nothing but adult-size spoiled-brat three-year-olds throwing a tantrum in the middle of the cereal aisle at the grocery store because Mommy wouldn't buy them five boxes of Cocoa Puffs.

Next: I still hope to hear these assholes labeled "Sore Losermen." Because that's what they ARE. They don't get their way, so they throw temper tantrums. They're sore losers because they failed to win the White House with their precious one-percenter vulture/vampire capitalist king and his smug, haughty, arrogant queen. They're sore losers because they failed to win the Senate. They're sore losers because they couldn't keep the White House after bush/cheney left it ransacked and smeared with shit. They shoved it in our faces constantly after bush/cheney stole the White House in 2000. I want to see THEM wear that label around for awhile now. They've certainly earned it!!!

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Response to calimary (Reply #48)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:32 PM

56. Thank you

I could rave on and on about Republicans, but it will just bring me down to their level, as haters.

Yui Yoshida

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:07 PM

11. Oh yeah? Well so should fucking CONGRESS, pardon my French!!!!!

That bastard looks like he hasn't missed a meal, and we know they haven't done any damned work since Obama was elected.

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Response to MADem (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:41 PM

24. THIS^^^^^!!! Good one, MADem!!!

And aren't they about to take off for ANOTHER break? GEEZ, nice "work" if you can get it...

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Response to calimary (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:23 PM

30. I haven't gotten "recess" since I was in grade school--and that was a LONG time ago!

What do we expect from a bunch of badly behaved children--they whine all day, make a huge mess, eat, sleep, crap, don't work, and demand "recess" on a regular basis!!

And these ARE badly behaved kids....they don't even do their homework!!

I'd like to keep them all after school and play some "recess" with them--instead of playing "kick ball" with the big red rubber ball, maybe we could play some "kick ass" and teach 'em how to do their damn jobs!

I think we should treat them like they would like to treat the American worker, and pay them "by the piece." For every piece of legislation they pass, we'll give them a few bucks. No ticket, no laundry, pals!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:09 PM

12. Pic of The Moment: GOP Congressman Says Children, Elderly, Disabled Should Work If They Want To

Stupid Stupid Stupid repuke. That verse is about the idle rich.

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Response to The CCC (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 08:18 PM

62. Welcome to DU, The CCC!

Glad to have you with us!

There've been lots of other DUers pointing out, quite correctly, that it'd be one thing if assholes like this actually worked for a living, themselves. But their side of the aisle is nothing but 200+ LAZY MOOCHERS. All take. And that's all.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:12 PM

13. Working families with kids are 72 percent of all SNAP beneficiaries.

 

Just heard this guy being interviewed by Ed Schultz.


Just Picking On the Poor: The Facts and the Faces of Cutting SNAP
by Jim Wallis 09-19-2013 | 12:22pm

Today, the House of Representatives votes on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly food stamps. The proposal would cut SNAP by nearly $40 billion over the next 10 years. These cuts would hurt millions of people, namely seniors and the poorest among us. But it will most heavily affect low-income families with children where the parent(s) work for a living but don’t make enough to adequately feed their families. Working families with kids are 72 percent of all SNAP beneficiaries.

According to the Census Bureau, food stamps kept 4 million people out of poverty last year. The Congressional Budget Office reports that the House proposal would cut assistance to nearly 4 million low-income people in 2014 and an average of 3 million more each year for the next decade. Christian leaders across the evangelical, Catholic, Protestant, African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American church spectrum are reacting with moral outrage at this assault on the people that Jesus specifically instructs us to protect
...................
Finally, for politicians to defend these SNAP cuts because of our need to cut spending in general is un-credible and incredible.

These same politicians are not willing to go to where the real money is: the Pentagon budget, which everyone knows to be the most wasteful in government spending, or the myriad subsidies to corporations, including agribusiness subsides to members of Congress who will be voting to cut SNAP for the poor.

Tea Party-elected Rep. Stephen Fincher, (R-Tenn.), who likes to bolster his anti-poor rhetoric with misused Bible verses, collected $3.5 million in farm subsidies between 1999 and 2012, according to the New York Times. Fincher is helping to lead the effort to cut food stamps to working families with children by illogically quoting: “The one who is unwilling to work should not eat,” all the while collecting millions of dollars in agricultural subsidies. Congressman Fincher's position is hypocritical — and it's this kind of hypocrisy that makes Christians look bad and turns young people away from the church.

http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/09/19/just-picking-poor-facts-and-faces-cutting-snap

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:19 PM

14. Fucking disgusting bastard. nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:25 PM

15. He is quoting the bible

 

When I am told this by Republicans I ask them, "So the idle rich shouldn't be allowed to eat?"

They change the subject.

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:32 PM

16. He is also quoting Lenin

So they're... (deep breath) COMMUNISTS!

/Tea Party lunacy

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:35 PM

18. I'll remember that one

 

nt

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Response to AgingAmerican (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:00 PM

28. Or ask them if Jesus was in a democracy, would he vote to deny hungry kids food stamps.

 

Which would more than negate all their private charity and donations.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:32 PM

17. He can go F himself as far as I care.nt

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 01:50 PM

19. K & R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:03 PM

20. GOP voter population - purge plan....

kill off potential new voters by starving them. These people are freaking nuts, turning the country back to the 19th century work houses.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:06 PM

21. 126 days a year, congress needs to get back to work

if they can't pass a budget, or any useful legislation, then they don't get paid. How about that?

Too bad they're the ones who make the rules.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:16 PM

66. They are given so much from the lobbyists, could not care less about their pay. Gingrey(sp) was just

whining that he only makes $174,000.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:38 AM

93. That's $1,380.95 A DAY!!!


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Response to KansDem (Reply #93)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:15 AM

95. You'd think more and better quality candidates would want to run for office

and get some of that. I blame the insufficient campaign financing reforms

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:18 PM

22. Let them eat cake?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:39 PM

23. This asshole better not be calling himself a Christian.

Because he can't possibly be a follower of Christ if he turns his back on those whom Christ described as "the least of My brethren."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 02:56 PM

26. Ah, to be stuck at $172,000 a year!

Cry me a river, fuckwad!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:00 PM

27. A 90 year old or a 5 year old is supposed to work to EAT?

Maybe they, and disabled Vets, can beg on the streets for FOOD?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:57 AM

85. Many already do

It breaks my heart that I can't help them all.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:01 PM

29. The average monthly SNAP benefit per person is $133.85, or less than $1.50 per person, per meal. nt

 

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:30 PM

31. A meal and drinks for two at a nice restaurant.

 

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:36 PM

39. I am a single retired person.

I checked into receiving food stamps and they only wanted to give me $35 a month. I am debating on whether that pittance is worth the trouble.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:34 PM

32. Percentage of people living under the poverty level in his district of North Dakota -- 11.

So he doesn't care about the rest of the country.

Check your Congressional district

http://halfinten.org/issues/articles/interactive-map-2012-poverty-data-by-congressional-district/

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:45 PM

33. Facebook..............

 

I posted this on his facebook page:

You should be kicked out of Congress and made to live on food stamps for saying the disabled, elderly, and children should work to eat. You only work 126 days a year, so you should not eat for the other 230, pal.

Within 30 seconds it was deleted, he must have someone sitting there deleting every comment made.

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Response to stewert (Reply #33)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 03:57 PM

34. If he left Congress, he'd wait a bit and get a gig as a lobbyist.

He'd get paid even more than he does now.

Cream rises to the top, but so do pieces of shit.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:00 PM

35. Wish he understood about work.

He gets more days off than he works. The house is always on leave of absence. Kevin honey, you are underwhelming.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:18 PM

38. Question is, where are these fucking jobs?

I've been looking for the past 18 months with no bites. Fifty seven years old and I feel unemployable.
This guy is a super douche bag.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:37 PM

40. So let me get this straight...

Of the 126 days this Congress has "worked", they spent almost 1/3 of those days trying to repeal the ACA legislation and spewing lies in front of any microphone they could see. I'm sure they spent a few more trying to name post offices and a whole slew of things after their patron dead holy person, St. Ronald Reagan. They sure as hell wasted a lot of time filming lousy commercials that are shown repeatedly.

Unbelievable the spite some of our elected "leaders" show towards people in this country. Not talking about constituents...they don't have an ounce of compassion for another person as a living human being. You don't get any attention unless you can "make it rain" to their campaign PAC's or provide the sweetheart job once they leave public service.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:42 PM

41. Makes Marie Antoinette look compassionate.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 04:47 PM

42. Also throws 170,000 VETS off food stamps nt

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:03 PM

45. Tweet the Bastard!

@RepKevinCramer

Disgusting pig!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:05 PM

46. Well, little fingers are nimble fingers

and the sweat shops are begging for cheap labor. Toddlers in diapers need not apply...sorry babies, you can starve.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:12 PM

47. North Dakotan here...

His state has very little poverty. But don't let that fool you. There are a metric shit ton of teabilly assholes here. This is their guy. And they wouldn't give a shit if their state was filled with poverty-stricken children. The only social programs they care about are the farm bills.

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Response to WeRQ4U (Reply #47)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:24 PM

49. I was born there..

All my people are from there. My father's family have all been Democrats since the first awful depression in the Farm Belt in the '20's. I agree with you about the metric ton...BUT, the state used to produce some pretty decent Democrats as well.
It always hurts when I read stuff like this. There was a point when even "conservative" Americans had a certain decency threshold. I'm afraid the Right-wingers have cornered the market in Convincing Lies and Bullshit.

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Response to Demoiselle (Reply #49)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:58 PM

52. I agree...didn't mean to discount the Dem folk scattered here and there...

Hell, I'm obviously one of them.

The problem is that we are becoming fewer and fewer. It's almost impossible to run a good DEM campaign in this state nowadays. That's particularly what made Heidi's win this past session so amazing.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:26 PM

50. Oh, I can quote from the Bible, too.

Matthew 25

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’


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Response to tanyev (Reply #50)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 08:17 PM

61. +1000, nt.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #50)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:00 AM

86. I thought of this, but

it's been decades since vacation bible school and I didn't feel like looking it up. Thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 05:53 PM

51. Christianity and Christians are destroying this country.

They've used their Bible to justify genocide, theft of lands, and destroying *Native Americans tribes to support of slavery, *justify Jim Crow laws, animal abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, destroying the environment and those who depend on it animals and people, the ongoing war on women,GLTB, POC, I could go on and on.

I try to be tolerant, but damn I'm sick of them and I'm sick of the "Oh but they aren't Real Christians!!(tm)
It's a cop out and only serves to make you feel better, not non -Christians. Yeah, they are, very much so.
And when someone tells me they're a Christian, I automatically assume they're are intolerant wingnuts.



*yes it happened centuries ago but its effects are still felt and they haven't let up on their racism.

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Response to pitbullgirl1965 (Reply #51)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:07 PM

70. +1000

I am sick to death of holier than thou, hypocritical, racist, classist, Christians. And before any Christian PMs me about why I'm wrong, I would tell him/her to read Matthew 23 first.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 06:00 PM

53. Dear Mr. Cramer

Fuck you. Blow it out your ass.
That is all.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 06:09 PM

54. Since he is a member of a do nothing Congress then he should starve also.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:50 PM

58. K & R ... Another heartless Tea Bagger Congressman

Last edited Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:27 PM - Edit history (1)

Q) How many Tea Party members does it take to change a light bulb?

A) None. When they come across a dim bulb, they run it for Congress.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:50 PM

59. K&R!! (Emblematic Of Repuke's lack of empathy...)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 07:55 PM

60. Before they start talking about working, they better make jobs, and that they pay enough to eat.

Two things the GOP refuses to do. I agree with this man:



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 08:58 PM

64. 75% of families receiving SNAP benefits do have income from employment

...if the repugs wanted to decrease the food stamp roles, the best way to do it would be raise the minimum wage, so people with jobs could afford to eat.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:03 PM

65. .086%

.086% is how much of the Budget The SNAP Program (Food Stamps) takes up. And of all the BS our tax dollars pay for and does not pay for I am proud that some of my money goes to help the needy and less fortunate among us.

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Response to Joer138 (Reply #65)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:22 PM

67. Thanks Joer! A belated welcome to DU!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:48 PM

68. Well, Repubs: Your congressional reps are either evil, or ignorant. Bear in mind...

... that either one of those traits should be a disqualifier to elected office.

I don't think even a regular Republican voter would want someone in office who purposely seeks to starve children, the elderly, and the disabled; NOR should they want someone in office who is so blindingly ignorant of the way government programs operate and/or serve the people. Really -- if you're going to support or vote on the defunding of government programs, you should actually know what it is they do and who and how they serve the public. In other words: do your homework.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #68)

Mon Sep 23, 2013, 09:56 PM

69. Actually, most of them are both ignorant and evil.

My congressman, Joe "You Lie" Wilson, is a classic example of that.

As for the "regular republican voter", they may not purposely seek to starve children, but they generally don't give a shit if those kids do starve, particularly if they are poor and/or a minority. A lot of them have this Dominionist mentality, which preaches that if your life is shitty, it's because you're a bad person, and deserve your shitty life, because God hates you.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #69)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:17 AM

87. If you belong to the "undeserving rich," who inherited their wealth, that's the religion for you.

"I'm rich. God must love me. I must be more virtuous than others. Poor people must be awful, awful sinners. Why no, I've never heard of this Faust fellow you speak of."

And yeah, how weird is it that many poor people buy into that theology, too? "They're rich. They must be better than others. Maybe if I'm really, really good, God will let me win the lottery. If only I had behaved better as a child, I might live in a mansion with a supermodel wife right now."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:22 AM

72. Let 'Em Die! Let 'Em Die! Let 'Em Die!

 

Where have we heard that chant before ???

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:36 AM

75. gee, and his DC voicemail is full--cannot imagine why!!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 01:04 AM

76. Ugly, petty...

...evil. And always, self-righteous about it.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 01:54 AM

77. "Pure religion and undefiled is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress."

"Pure religion and undefiled is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress."
James 1:26

"Come, you that are blessed by my Father, and enter my Kingdom! For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you welcomed me; I was naked, and you gave me clothing; I was sick, and you cared for me; I was in prison, and you visited me. Truly, as you did it unto the least of these my brothers, you did it unto me."
Matthew 25:34 - 40

"What doth the Lord require of you, but to do justice, LOVE mercy, and walk humbly with your God?"
Micah 6:8

"What do you mean by crushing my people, by grinding the faces of the poor?"
Isaiah 3:15

"This was the sin of Sodom: She had her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy."
Esekiel 16:49

"Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbors work for nothing and does not give them their wages."
Jeremiah 22:13

"For the scripture says, You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain, and the Laborer is worthy of his pay."
Paul, in 1st Letter to Timothy, 5:18

"But the fruits of God's Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and SELF-control."
Paul, in Letter to Galatians, 5:2

These people think they have read the Bible, but they have mostly slid through most of it with blah blah blah in their minds, pausing to gather ammunition for the hatred that smolders always in their hearts, against anyone who dares to question the actions of their thieving ancestors in any detail, or to question their own right to further increase their already obscene store of riches by more and more redistribution of wealth out of the hands of those who labor to produce it into the hands of those who sit in air=conditioned offices devising wicked schemes against the poor and needy. And yes, the Bible also condemns that practice.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:42 AM

79. Not even cake, Crammer? (intentional misspell)

May they be kinder to you than they were to Marie Antoinette, but may you find yourself elderly, disabled and taking care of your disabled child.

Boy, it really is "work 'til you die" for these assholes.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:21 AM

90. evil idiot

 

I hope he feels how poverty and hunger feels one day. That would be proper karma for him. May it happen, please!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:32 AM

91. "...going to collect $174,000...working 126 days..."

And that doesn't even include the bribes and kickbacks from his corporate "benefactors!"

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: No. The First Amendment to the Constitution is clear on this and has been upheld by the Supreme Court. While I support full disclosure for candidate and direct contributions, what other organizations, liberal and conservative, do to promote their beliefs is up to them. We are free people and it should be left that way.

http://www.ontheissues.org/house/Kevin_Cramer_Government_Reform.htm

And this bozo still believes in "trickle down":

Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)

http://www.ontheissues.org/house/Kevin_Cramer.htm

After 30 years of proven failure, he still believes in Regeanomics...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:33 AM

92. my heart breaks- these Congressmen are allowed to terrify the most vulnerable, constantly.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:12 AM

94. so this creture without a heart attended something called the university of mary-- seen below


About U-Mary: Our Statement of Mission & Identity

Founded to prepare leaders in the service of truth, the University of Mary is distinctive in our education and formation of servant leaders with moral courage, global understanding, and commitment to the common good. As America's Leadership University, we are deeply devoted to our mission:

The University of Mary exists to serve the religious, academic and cultural needs of the people in this region and beyond. It takes its tone from the commitment of the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. These Sisters founded the University in 1959 and continue to sponsor it today. It is Christian, it is Catholic, and it is Benedictine.

We cherish our Christian, Catholic, Benedictine identity; we welcome and serve persons of all faiths.
We are faithfully Christian.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:22 AM

96. You know, I picked some rotten tomatoes from the garden yesterday & recalled how they used to deal

 

with dicks like you. God it would be fun to get a group doin that again.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:39 AM

97. brain dead folk draining medicare

Someone just told me there are hospitals with wings for brain dead people being kept on life support -- even dialysis. Medicare does this for three years. When the family has to start paying, they pull the plug. But not before. I think it is better to feed people who are really alive and pull the plug sooner on those really dead. The brain dead person doesn't know and they are not coming back. Set them free. Let others receive SNAP and be able to move forward.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:44 AM

98. So the GOP is for work houses now?

And why not? They are he'll bent on taking the country back a couple of hundred years.

I am filled with disgust.

And also filled with confusion about why senior citizens vote for the GOP by a wide margin. Are they that hung up on guns, gays and choice that they would take food from their own mouths?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:51 AM

100. Republicans are by and large

 

heartless bastards. They hold their Bibles and profess their godliness while spewing hatred and intolerance. They are devoid of compassion and empathy and seem to think if someone is poor, it's because they choose to be - that they lack drive and a solid work ethic. Ideals such as "There but for the grace of God go I", or "noblesse oblige" have no meaning for them. Their souls are dark, cold and craven places.

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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #100)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:08 PM

102. Amen - well said. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:07 PM

101. No one can be this stupid

And this guys holds a political position? Elderly working? Kids? OMG, give me a friggin break. And where are the jobs, also? Hey, I'm in my 50's, and have been unable to find work for months now.

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