The GOP has declared war on the Average American, there is no doubt about that, and the question arises as to what the rest of the nation is going to do about it. Speaking frankly, I will not allow my family to go hungry while the most corrupt political Party in the world dines on the best wines and laughs at the peasants who they screwed again -- and they believe that no one will do anything about it.
On a more somber note, if there is one, those "Support the Troops" GOP a$$holes stuck it to our veterans too, and they didn't even think twice about it. If you're thinking about joining the armed forces -- don't -- as this is how you will be treated when you return home and are unable to work because of your disabilities:
Veterans Duckworth and Soltz: Food stamp cuts for veterans "unacceptable' and "revolting'The GOP made their intentions clear from the very beginning. They are attempting to starve those who are less fortunate as anyone can ascertain when they picked an " Anti-Food Stamp Crusader to Determine Future of Food Stamps." You can bet that Barack Obama had his hand in this too as he shows his displeasure for his base crying foul at most everything he has done or failed to do at all:
By David Ferguson
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 13:15 EST
An estimated 900,000 U.S. military veterans will lose some or all of their Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits on Friday. According to Think Progress , the program -- more commonly known as food stamps -- will be cut by $5 billion thanks to budget shortfalls caused by the Nov. 1 expiration of 2009 stimulus funding initiated by President Barack Obama.- Advertisement -
Veteran pilot and Iraq War soldier Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org told Raw Story that the cuts coming Friday are unnecessary and unconscionable. Duckworth called the cuts "unacceptable" and Soltz questioned why Republicans in Congress are so "hell-bent" on hurting people in need.
"Cutting assistance to veterans is completely unacceptable," said Rep. Duckworth. "Congress needs to find ways to cut costs, but compromising our care to veterans is not one of them. We must honor those who served our country and continue to provide the benefits they need. I am hopeful that my colleagues can come together and right this wrong by reinstating funds to the SNAP program to help our veterans." MUCH MORE
GOP Picks Anti-Food Stamp Crusader to Determine Future of Food Stamps- Advertisement -
Thu Oct. 17, 2013 8:50 AM PDT
Shutting down the government and threatening a default in an attempt to block poor people from getting health insurance isn't the only thing House Republicans did over the past two weeks. They also continued their push to defund food stamps.
It went unnoticed amidst the debt ceiling fight, but last weekend, Democratic and Republican leaders in the House selected the lawmakers that will negotiate with the Senate to hammer out a final version of the farm bill, the massive bill that funds agriculture and nutrition programs. The main stumbling block for months has been how much money the bill should devote to food stamps; the House wants to strip $39 billion from the program, and the Senate wants to cut just $4 billion. The fact that Republicans in the House named one of the most anti-food stamp members of Congress to the committee that will decide the future of food stamps does not bode well for the program.
Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Florida) has been leading the GOP effort to slash the food stamp program, called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. "For the past six months, Southerland... [has] delivered 45 speeches about food stamps... and presented his idea to 13 governors," Eli Saslow wrote in a profile of the congressman in the Washington Post last month. Southerland, who fought for the $39 billion worth of cuts and another provision that imposes new work requirements on food assistance recipients, told state human service secretaries last year that food-stamp reform is "what I'm about." MUCH MORE
To make matters worse, this guy is actually proud of himself. I don't envy this man at all. Someone who is hungry and can't feed his family will eventually nut-up like it always happens and I'm guessing that there will be hell to pay when all of this sinks into the body politic. I'm predicting that very soon there will be blood, and I don't believe it will be the Democrats that are bleeding. KARMA is a b*tch, and when the rubber finally meets the road, watch them crying that they didn't do anything to harm anyone. Bulls**t! It's been my experience that what comes around goes around. The GOP needs to place some deep thought into that statement. People can only be pushed so far and too many are already beginning to reach their breaking point.
Unfortunately, this gets far worse. Now that the GOP is ridiculing the poor and disadvantaged and attempting to starve our families, Corporate America is getting in on the act -- and I believe that is a mistake they won't make again:
McDonald's to employees: Break your food into small pieces to feel full and sell your Christmas presents for cash
By Travis Gettys
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:42 EST
The fast-food giant McDonald's is urging employees to break up food into smaller pieces to feel full or sell their Christmas presents for extra money.
The restaurant chain made the recommendations on its "McResource" employee website to help workers manage stress, health and finances.