Damn that GWB! Via.
Damn that GWB! Via.
Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury, food stamps, restaurant workers, restaurant managers, snarkitude, commentary on the state of workers’ rights, the economy, food stamps … all in one, concise four-panel comic strip. What more could we ask for?
Well, we could ask for income equality, guaranteed collective bargaining, support for and appreciation of labor unions, humane treatment of employees, decent health care, fair pay, equal pay for women, and more quality comic strips like this one, I suppose.
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI):
“… Very important for people to understand that what was NOT included in the sequestration were those programs, those mandatory programs: Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, food stamps, Pell grants. And what the Republicans would love to see is for this president to serve up on a silver platter these programs, and not just make some changes in them, but structural changes to undermine the programs. … Ultimately, in order to end the sequester, that is the demand that they’re making on the president, that he make structural changes to Medicare and Social Security.“
The GOP is on the losing side of every issue and they know it. They become more desperate each day, so they resort to blaming President Obama for anything and everything while sticking to the same old policies that lost them the election in November.
They know America stands firmly with the Dems, but that won’t stop them from trying to destroy the very programs that the poor, sick, and elderly depend on so that their top 1% buddies can get their tax breaks. America first!
Soledad O’Brien does it again. She’s previously grilled GOP Rep. Joe Heck on his bizarre quasi-defense of Susan Rice, argued with a Romney adviser about Romney’s position on Israel, had a heated exchange with Rudy Giuliani when he refused to answer a question about Benghazi, sparred with Sununu over that “act of terror” in Libya, went after Bay Buchanan on Romney’s 47% comments, and on and on.
Her latest In Your Face was with Republican Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions pointing out his hypocrisy about cutting food stamps at the expense of his lower-income constituents.
“You voted in fact in 2002 and 2008 to grow the program yourself. I think first under President Bush in 2002, and when it comes to fraud, this Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says SNAP has ‘the most rigorous quality control systems of any public benefit program in recent years, it’s received its lowest error rates on record.’”
“Most people who are on it aren’t working the system, they are just hungry people.”
“Twenty percent of your constituents are on food stamps and they look at the people who are actually eligible? It’s something like under 70 percent who are eligible who sign up.”
“…When you’re thinking of things to cut, people basically say, why are you trying to balance the budget on people who are making under $23,000 a year. I think that range roughly, is the national average for what a family of four would get on food stamps. So why not cut something else? There are other things that could be on the table before you pick a program that is feeding the nation’s poor children.“
“Two of those times you voted for it, sir. 2002 and 2008 you voted for it. Right? You voted for it. Some people would say it’s growing because people are hurting.”
Jokes about food stamps are so Gingrichian, aren’t they? ClusterFox pundidiot Andrea Tantaros was yammering about Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s challenge to live on food stamps for at least week in order to “grow in compassion and understanding” and dispel stereotypes when she blurted this out:
“I should try it because, do you know how fabulous I’d look. I’d be so skinny. I mean, the camera adds ten pounds, it really does. I’d be looking great.“
Because that’s what matters, right Andrea? I’m sure food stamp recipients can relate, because one thing they think about– as they try to feed their starving kids and do everything in their power to, you know, eat– is how many pounds they can drop so they can look svelte on the off chance they end up on Fox.
Despite the difficulty in subsisting on food stamps, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), which was formerly known as food stamps, helped keep millions of families out of poverty in 2011.
Ms. Tantaros, thank you for caring and for making the hungry feel so special. Happy Thanksgiving. Now go stuff yourself.
“As a candidate he can’t worry about those he can’t get.”
No, Bay, he meant what he said right here:
Soledad O’Brien had a chart full o’ facts and a painful article by not-Dem-by-a-longshot David Brooks in her arsenal. Bay Buchanan had nothing but ineffective damage control.
“Didn’t Mitt Romney in these leaked tapes really bash his own voters?… Now you have a major problem.”
“47% of the nation is not on food stamps… Half of the country is NOT on food stamps.”
“He didn’t say that. He said 47% of the nation are basically losers.“
O’Brien for the win.
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